Applicants for professional positions are recruited in several ways depending upon the nature of the position(s) to be filled. Methods most commonly used include:
· Newspaper advertisements
· Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s Information
Legislative Services (ILS) Bulletin
· TIPS (Teaching in Pennsylvania Schools) (www.pde.state.pa.us)
· College/university career service offices
Applications for elementary positions for the new school year are typically screened in February. Applications for secondary positions are screened in March/April. Based on the results of the initial screening process, applicants will be invited to participate in a web-based teacher applicant screening process, the TeacherInsight. TeacherInsight is a research based instrument, developed by The Gallup Organization. Applicants invited to participate in this phase of the screening process will be notified by letter or e-mail.
Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by the Human Resources department. The initial interview will be conducted by a group of two to six building principals. At the secondary level, department chairpersons and subject area leaders may also serve as members of the interview team.
Reference Checks and Employment Offer
At the completion of all interviews, the interview team will make an employment recommendation to the superintendent. A second interview with the superintendent and the director of human resources will be conducted. References will be checked and results will be documented.
Successful candidates will be contacted and an employment offer will be made, pending school board approval. The candidate's name will be forwarded to the board of directors for approval. Following board of director approval, a pre-employment packet will be mailed to the elected professional employee. All elections are contingent upon receipt of all necessary pre-employment forms, including certification, state-mandated physical examinations, clearances, etc.
Last Modified on September 29, 2004