One of the things about being a principal that never gets easier is calling teachers that didn't get a job in your school. There is no doubt that, for at least that moment, you have sucked the positive energy that they have for serving student right out of them. You can hear the vacuum on the other end of the phone, and I always pray that the action is temporary as we need every educator full of life and vigor in our journey to find success for kids. Unfortunately, I have many more of these calls to make in the next few weeks as hiring season is in full swing. I'll be taking a break from hiring later this week to head to Phoenix for the NASSP conference. Live blogging from Phoenix later in the week or follow me @ideaguy42 on Twitter for other highlights from the conference.