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Succession Planning in an Era of Unprecedented Shortage

Written by Steve Hawley, Principal, Lake Orion High School and MASSP Region 12 Representative.

The conversation around the current educator shortage brings ample debate as to the causes creating the unprecedented shallowing of the pool of certified teachers in the State of Michigan and beyond. Nevertheless, school districts are left with the ever-increasing, difficult task of not only filling vacant teaching positions, but also adequately planning to fill the leadership positions within their schools as they become available.