How Do Charter Schools Get the Teachers They Want?

March 2011

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

This brief examines the practices that charter schools employ to hire the teachers they need. Authors Betheny Gross and Michael DeArmond explain that, like all public school leaders, charter school leaders want to hire talented and passionate teachers who will boost student achievement and contribute to a thriving school culture. Charter school leaders are also attuned to whether a teacher is a good fit for the unique mission of their school.