Many in the community have wondered how Dallas ISD plans to replace the 50 or so principals currently slated for nonrenewal, and with 70 principals currently on growth plans, that number will most likely go up. Well, never fear, Human Capital Management is here! Despite being unable to fill numerous core teaching positions across the district without relying on permanent subs, the district claimed in a news release to the community on April 24 that “school leaders across the state and nation” are so “excited about the prospect of working in Dallas ISD” that 884 of them have applied for open principal and assistant principal positions! My goodness, that’s a lot of applications to sift through. Glover must feel like he’s hit the jackpot, surrounded by all those letters and resumes, each applicant eager and excited to work for the great Mike Miles.
One would think that out of 884 applications from across the nation, the district could find a measly 50 or 60 qualified applicants to replace the principals planned to be booted out in May. But apparently HCM is not so sure. The District still plans to fund the School Leaders Academy for next year, which this year cost us $5.5 million. According to the same news release, over 600 applications have been received for the 2013-2014 cohort of 45 to 50 fellows. Well, who wouldn’t want a chance at a $60,000 + salary for going to training for less than a year? Sounds good to me!
So all is well in HCM land, and apparently you shouldn’t worry if your principal is seen lugging UHaul boxes in to their office. There’s plenty more where they came from. Principals that is. UHaul boxes will be in short supply.