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Every opportunity to hire is a chance to advance your mission or set it back. I find the most challenging aspect is not finding applicants who have the education, experience, or skill set that I am seeking - it is trying to determine if the applicant is the right fit for our school culture.

If I had to pick my most challenging set of hires, it would be the first group of teachers I had to hire at my last school, which was a start up that I was hired to head. Picking the very first faculty members was very tough because the work done early on would define our culture, since one was not already in place.

Good question. I hope my answer helps.

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