What is the relationship between the individual and the collective in your school?
This relationship is paramount when it comes to hiring and retention, or, for that matter, a separation between employee and school. We sometimes call it "fit." It's a complex issue, if nothing else. I have listed three questions below, designed to spur conversation on this issue.
1. What do employees (faculty, staff, administration) and the school owe each other?
2. What is the ideal employee like? The ideal teacher? The ideal support professional? The ideal division head?
3. What is the psychological contract? This contract goes beyond the simple paper contract; it is far deeper and carries more meaning. What do you do with a teacher who cannot maintain his/her end of the psychological contract? What does that mean for your school?
How about making this a topic for discussion at your next division-level meeting?