Schools and districts attract, retain, and develop a high-quality, diverse, creative, and innovative workforce of leaders. Competent and caring teachers are in every classroom and connect with and inspire students and families as they also collaborate with colleagues. All staff members must embrace higher expectations for all students (failure is not an option). Inspiring teachers possess head and heart and the “It” factor.
MacArthur Elementary School leaders are strategic in hiring teachers to teach in their school. During teacher interviews, staff are looking for individuals who are culturally responsive and who value differences among students. Staff looks for ways prospective teachers have or will incorporate diversity into their classroom instruction. Staff believes teachers who possess these qualities will likely be successful in building positive, constructive, student–teacher relationships.