The process of starting a school can be overwhelming. If not managed properly, details can overshadow the large-scale plan and quickly become a labyrinth of confusing and unanswered questions. Working with clients in Asia and Africa for over 15 years has lent me considerable experience navigating the many steps involved in starting a new school. I have direct experience pitching and launching schools in a variety of settings and have developed a deep understanding of the unique requirements of different locations. My openness and ability to analyze new situations, coupled with a flexible palate of responses, makes for adaptation to these challenges and gives an ability to take advantage of the opportunities as they emerge.The task of starting a school is complex and an immense responsibility. It is critically important to create a strong foundation: to carefully connect building design with the educational program, to develop an appropriate curriculum for the needs of the target student body, to find and recruit the best teachers and administrators, to have access to high-quality materials, and to establish efficient and effective policies and procedures to track student progress and ensure continued high quality over time. All of this needs to be accomplished on time and within budget. I will build a team that understands the level of detail and planning required to successfully begin a new school. I have developed networks and resources to access the right people, establish curriculum and policy, and deliver a high quality educational experience.
The Commodore is a senior Cambodian Navel officer who has started his own ‘school’ for his extended family inside his home. This was his best solution to his awareness that existing schooling in Sihanoukville was severely lacking.Ron is a Lecturer at Limkokwing Cambodia. Of his monthly salary for his just under $2000 a quarter of it goes on providing Montesori pre-schooling for his 5 year-old.
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