When I was President of the Virginia Education Association (2008-2012), I often sat on the side of the table with individuals who were responsible for bringing new people into our organization. We took that responsibility very seriously. Making the wrong choice is expensive not to mention heart-wrenching for all parties concerned. We couldn’t always avoid making mistakes, but there were certain attributes and characteristics that made some candidates stand out and shine compared to their counterparts convincing us to take a chance on them.
May 30, 2016