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Streamlined Hiring by

Administrators  

 

BY DAWN HUCKABY

How a sampling of site administrators size up the effects of Washoe County’s “Hiring for Attitude” process.

“When I review the list of candidates who have applied for a position in my school, I am assured they have all of the proper licenses, paperwork is complete and accurate, they have presented a sample lesson and participated in a group problem-solving discussion. They were rated by a group of my peers in each of these areas and needed exemplary marks in order to have their name under my teaching position. At the end of the day, instead of having five candidates who may be a good fit, I have five candidates that will be an amazing fit and will make a difference in the lives of my students.”

DINA CIARAMELLA, PRINCIPAL,
LLOYD DIEDRICHSEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, RENO, NEV.

“The video-recorded lessons will be a great benefit as I try to streamline the applicants to present to my site team for interviews. Seeing applicants in a mock PLC (Prefessional Learning Community) was also a great advantage. I am able to get a feel for who has the confidence to jump in and get started with students immediately as well as who may take more time and nurturing to bring to the level they need to be.”

JENNI ANDERSON, PRINCIPAL,
JESSIE BECK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, RENO, NEV.

“This process has saved me an incredible amount of time and allowed us to focus on a set number of candidates — rather than the hundreds we had prior to our current hiring process.”

JONNA AUCOIN, PRINCIPAL,
SIERRA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, RENO, NEV.
 

 

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