Stephen always manages to stay busy. He leaves the house at about 7:45 each morning and (except for a lunch break) often doesn’t come back home until a little before 6pm.
After returning from his conference in Florida at the end of January, he felt he had been equipped with more tools to proceed with the development of curriculum at the school. He has put into effect a curriculum mapping program to help continue to improve each subject area that is offered at the school.
This is also the time of year in which current teachers are required to let the school know if they will be continuing in their position for next year. Several vacancies have opened up in the secondary department in the past few months and Stephen has been involved in the searching and recruiting of new teachers. Slowly, but surely, we are getting those positions filled.
Now only is he interviewing new teachers to come to the school, he has also been interviewing new students looking at transferring to the Alliance Academy next year. His days are usually filled with meetings of different kinds and he doesn’t get to his administrative paperwork until the end of the school day when everyone is gone.
He has also began searching different international schools for openings in secondary administration, especially high school principal or director/head master of a school. Many of these positions hire a year in advance. So, he is beginning his search this year for the 2011-2012 school year.
We still plan to stay in Ecuador for at least one more school year.