Having minimal outside administration or leadership brings balance to the team. It is all too common in other school models to have an overabundance of managers, supervisors, and other administrators. Similar to how a country of self-governing individuals does not need to be managed, directed, or regulated, the culture and mindset of parents and students in the AFE setting do not require too much oversight.
In a service organization like American Family Education, it is important to avoid compensating anyone who is not working towards the ultimate benefit of the students and their families. Compensation must be based on investment of time and effort. Most established schools systems have administrators (e.g., superintendent and school board) who are often found to be doing little if anything to support the local group of students or their parents. The organization at AFE limits these positions and emphasizes the power of the parent. The Regional Director administers for the locations in one region (usually one state). They represent the needs of their region within the local groups he or she serves.
With relatively small local groups of families, there is little need for more than an team of a few people to lead our organization. The Regional Director needs the biggest vision for how to serve the community as a whole and help new groups get started. The Regional Director has a close relationship with the Local Directors, works directly with the Home Office of American Family Education, and keeps watch over any legislation that would affect their regional families.
This director oversees staffing, trains teachers/leaders, and approves of local budgets. They also coordinate fundraising when needed or appropriate.
When the Regional Director is looking to add a new leader or teacher, they are looking for someone who has a passion for the subject and/or the students, has spiritual maturity, views leadership as service, and sufficient basic skills that would enable them to add value to the team. “Hire attitude. Train skill.”
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