People who know me, know that I love quotes! Every morning I get to enjoy words of wisdom from Simon Sinek, and today this quote resonated with me.
Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet. - Simon Sinek
I instantly began to think about my life and how it correlated to this quote. Immediately I thought to myself that more could be added to this quote. For instance, Life is beautiful because of the people we meet, and the people we choose to surround ourselves with. I am blessed because I have an amazing family, friends, and coworkers. These people support me, lift me up when I am down, help pull me through when I am struggling, and they are there whenever I need them. They make my life...”beautiful”! >>Click to Tweet<<
As a principal, I began to think deeper about staffing and how important it is to surround ourselves with great people. It is not enough to just hire a teacher, teacher assistant, custodian, or front office personnel I need to be surrounded by people who are able to share my vision, support my dreams, and help pick up where my shortcomings prevent me from excelling. None of us are perfect, and every one of us have areas where we could use some support. That is why we must be selective and ensure we are hiring the right people for our schools.
As a new principal, I was fortunate to be surrounded by remarkable people, who shared in a vision similar to mine. I was instantly drawn to the idea of a school staff being a family, and I have maintained this idea as it integral part of our school culture. Like any family, we have disagreements, and sometimes we do not see eye to eye on everything, but ultimately we stand side by side and support each other in order to make our vision a reality.
Unfortunately, like every school in America, teachers sometimes leave and a vacancy is created. Filing these spots can be daunting, but as I mentioned, it is important to surround ourselves with the right people.
Things I consider when hiring:
My focus when hiring is to surround myself with people who share my vision, will embrace our culture, and will make an immediate and positive impact on students learning. >>Click to Tweet<<
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