Principal or Human Resource Director?

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  1. Galois

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    Who Really Makes the Decision in Hiring?

    If you are sending an application to a school district, to whom do you address the cover letter: to the human resource director (sometimes asst. superintendent) of the district or to the principal of the school? Is it better to send it to the school or the district? Who really makes the decision in hiring? Thanks.
     
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  3. Kat53

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    Different districts work different ways. What does it say on the application?
     
  4. PCdiva

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    A lot of times it will just say the district, so you won't know what elem. its for. When I know, I do both. Another time, I really wanted the job, I sent it to the asst. super and all 4 elem. principals. Looking back, I guess you can call the district and ask what school it is for to save the stamps and $$ for the resumes, coverletter, brochures.
     
  5. Aliceacc

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    In this economy, I think I would do both.

    If there's an application online, fill it out. It will probably ask you to attach the letter and resume. If there are multiple schools, address that cover letter to the Superintendent.

    Then send both to each principal, noting that your full application is on file with the district.
     
  6. SCTeachInTX

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    Both for sure.
     
  7. Galois

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    Thanks for the advice. I will be sending to both district and school principals then.

    In one job opening I've learned that there were 300 applicants even for a high school math teacher. It is a must sending letters before a job is even posted in this kind of economy.
     

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