Managing Bad Teachers: The Hows and the Whys


  • Katie Higginbottom


leadership, bad teachers, educational administration


C.B. Peterson Elementary School is a high needs school, as determined by the SRDSB school board’s criteria. In light of rising diversity issues, the SRDSB school board has released an Equity and Inclusion Policy, which is a top priority to C.B. Peterson’s administration team. This case describes the candid discussion between the administration team during their first private meeting to make staffing decisions that reflect the Equity and Inclusion Policy for the upcoming school year. Decisions include where to strategically place effective, ineffective and altogether bad teaching staff in order to have the greatest and least impact on students respectively.


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