Research: There’s currently a nationwide teacher shortage, as the number of college students who choose to become teachers drops and teachers already in the field leave the career. Schools are scrambling to hire the teachers they need and stretching the qualifications necessary to make it happen.
Practice: Our process for hiring new teachers is highly selective, going well beyond credentials to ensure that candidates are in line philosophically in how they think about children, learning, and the school community. Once they’re hired they go through teacher training and are assigned a mentor teacher to learn our culture and practices. Being at Chrysalis is a continual process of learning and discovery for everyone who works and studies here. We’ve made a few outstanding hires this summer who we’re really excited about…we can’t wait for you to meet them!