chapter  7
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Managing Human Resources for a Safe, Effective Environment

Think About It

Dr. Cynthia Marshall, superintendent of Carytown Schools, believes that hiring teachers is the most important duty of an effective principal. Dr. Marshall has long believed that if principals hire and retain high-quality teachers, a school can practically run itself. Failure to perform as well in hiring can result in too much work for the principal and a lower level of performance among students. This is why she feels that it is so important to sit down and talk with new principal Seymour Merkman. There are several faculty openings at Crenshaw Elementary, and Dr. Marshall wants to ensure that the best hiring decisions are made by Mr. Merkman.