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Secondary Staffing

Successes

Challenges

Resources

Hires from Spain thru Spanish Consulate

Admin understanding immersion philosophy + staffing requirements; i.e., what makes a good teacher?

HR must be on-board (including not losing new teachers w/licensure)


HR folks went to Puerto Rico


Finding teachers with language PLUS licensure


Using networking teachers have done


Chinese hire thru Confucius Institute

 


Fluent (Proficient!) in English and target languages


Growing from within; supporting AE’s to further degrees

Hanban support

Visas


Amity Institute for teacher exchange – 3 yr visas

St. Mary’s University and Winona State Support

 

Teacher licensure program, MTLE

 

Reputation, locally and nationally

 

Cultural understanding

 

Current staff network

 

Retention

 

Amity Interns

 

Location in MN or outstate MN

 

Relations between Chinese immersion and English teachers

Pay

 

Understanding American students & teaching methods

 

Fluency of American WL teachers

 

 

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