The AP was hired because the Principal knew she would have no problems finding teachers smarter than her. Hey, even the lowest level students in the department knew more than she did. But, the plan backfired. While she had no intelligence, she had meanness and soon the smart ones left. the Principal still thought she was a perfect leader. She got the old timers on max salary to leave in droves and the smart young ones to never stayed on long enough to cost him money.