Alan Twhigg Oct. 2, 2001, 10:27 p.m. (Message 27676)
Re: RSCDS "Teacher Support"
Hi Marie, In the San Francisco Branch, we have never had a single person assigned to the role of teacher coordinator. Instead, we have a Branch-sponsored Teachers' Committee (TC) that meets approximately once a quarter and is responsible for putting on teaching workshops, choosing candidate class tutors, planning programs for Branch-wide dances and balls, and other related items to support teachers. All Branch members who have passed either the Preliminary or Teacher's Certificate RSCDS exams are invited to participate, but of the 30 or so active teachers in the Branch, perhaps half that number get involved in the TC on a regular basis. The Branch Executive supports the TC with financial assistance to cover operating expenses, subsidize workshops, and provide scholarships for individual training. Officers who serve on the Executive or in the TC leadership are elected to one- or two-year terms and sometimes serve 2 or 3 terms, as there is a learning curve implicit in these roles, but in general individuals rotate out of these positions after that. I can provide further details if desired, but don't want to go on at length on a topic that may not be of interest to the general list. -Alan Twhigg. --