Alma completed a review of the district’s teacher recruitment and hiring processes. Work included a detailed review of the teacher recruitment process to understand whether the district was attracting strong and diverse applicants. Alma also carried out a study of the selection and hiring processes, aimed at understanding whether the district had a streamlined, competency-based process to screen and select teachers and if hiring timelines were early enough to hire the best candidates. Our team conducted an analysis of key human capital data, district processes and perceptions related to diverse staff and students, reviewed national research on the value of strong, diverse teaching staff on student outcomes, and identified teacher recruiting and hiring models proven effective for hiring strong, diverse staff.