Organization Chart

Visual Map of Sociocracy Circles

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Note: Other sub-circles of the Membership that are presently partially-formed but which need more official status are not included. E.g. COVID Workgroup; Mutual Aid; Facilities (“Cleaning Party”). Departmental sub-circles (E.g. “Advisors” as a sub-circle of “Learning & Teaching”) may also not be included in this overview.

Membership

Aim

Govern our School as a participatory democracy

Domain:  

Create, modify, and/or delete all operational procedures and administrative regulations

Final decision regarding continued or non-continuation of employment for all staff

Elect a Governance Board

“Call out” the Board’s decision-making when necessary

Evaluate teaching staff

Adjust the yearly calendar when needed

Plan and approve special events

Members: 

All enrolled students

All guardians, parents, and direct care-givers of enrolled students

All staff

Community Stakeholders who apply for membership

Circle Roles:

Leader: Board President (to be elected)

Facilitator: To be elected (to be elected)

Secretary: To be elected (to be elected)

Delegate: To be elected (to be elected)


Governance Board

Aim:

Raise the profile of the School

Raise funds for the School

Provide oversight for all other governing bodies of the School

Domain: 

All School Policies – adopt, revise, delete

Review all decisions made by Membership, Design Team, School Meeting, and EC for compliance with law, contracts, and values

Legal and fiduciary responsibility for the School

Members:

Elected by School membership, to include at least 3 students, 2 staff, and 2 community stakeholders

Operational Roles:

President: to be elected

Vice President: Gersely Rios

Secretary: Kyen Schreiber

Treasurer: Iassic Wilkening

Members at Large:  Kryssy Grzybowski; Stefano Oviedo, J. Dale Gardner


School Meeting

Aim:

Make all day-to-day governance decisions not directly in conflict with the School Plan

Make recommendations and provide input to the Design Team, EC, and Board

Domain: 

Create, modify, and/or delete all operational procedures and administrative regulations

Members:

All enrolled students

All staff

Circle Roles:

Leader: To be appointed by Membership

Facilitator: to be elected

Secretary: to be elected

Delegate: to be elected


Design Team

Aim:

Formally study, evaluate, and revise the School Plan to ensure the School is meeting its purpose, worldview, and values

Domain: 

Edit, modify, and re-write the School Plan

Members:

Between 13 and 17 members, made up of:

Between 9 and 15 students

Up to 3 staff

1 guardian / parent / caregiver

Selected at random from a list of volunteers

Circle Roles:

Leader(s): To be appointed by Membership

Facilitator: to be elected

Secretary: to be elected

Delegate: to be elected


EC Leadership

Aim:

Deliver the experience described in the School Plan, by:

  • Holding the Learning, Operations, and Culture circles accountable and supporting their functioning
  • Ensuring the flow of information between EC circles
  • Deciding who decides: assigning new issues to the EC circles, and/or exploring and making decisions that concern the aims/domains of more than one EC circle
  • Responding to questions and concerns from the School community, accountability partners, and community stakeholders that concern the aims of more than one EC circle (or when a question/concern is not satisfactorily addressed by an EC circle)

Domain: 

Create, modify, and/or delete all Operational Procedures and Administrative Regulations that concern the aims/domains of more than one EC circle

Members:

  • Sean Anderson (Director of Learning & Teaching)
  • Delegate from Learning & Teaching Circle (to be elected)
  • Kate Freedman (Director of Operations)
  • Delegate from Operations & Governance Circle (to be elected)
  • Sarah Wilkening (Director of School Culture & Climate)
  • Delegate from Culture & Climate Circle (to be elected)

Circle Roles:

Leader: To be appointed by Membership

Facilitator: to be elected

Secretary: to be elected

Delegate: to be elected

Operational Roles:

School Leadership Liaison: to be appointed by Membership


Learning and Teaching

Aim:

Use relevant, real-life experiences & problems for, differentiated, one-student-at-a-time, hands-on learning

Domain: 

lAll operational procedures and administrative regulations derived from the following sections of the School Plan:

Learning Program: Experiences – Goals – Assessments

Members:

Operational Roles:

Director of Learning & Teaching: Sean Anderson

Community Learning & ACP Coordinator: Art Richardson

Circle Roles:

Leader: Sean Anderson

Facilitator: to be elected

Secretary: to be elected

Delegate: to be elected


Operations and Governance

Aim:

Govern and manage the school in a way that includes students, teachers, and staff, to meet all operational obligations with outside entities

Domain: 

All operational procedures and administrative regulations derived from the following sections of the School Plan:

Governance – Facilities – Food – Staffing Pattern – Calendar & Schedules – Budget

Members:

  • Kate Freedman
  • Sarah Wilkening
  • Stefano Oviedo

Operational Roles:

Director of Operations: Kate Freedman

School FInance Manager: Sarah Wilkening

Health, Wellness, & Safety Coordinator: Stefano Oviedo

Facilities Manager: Stefano Oviedo

Food Services Manager: Sarah Wilkening

IT Coordinator: Sean Anderson

Special Education Coordinator: Michele Lucci

Circle Roles:

Leader: Kate Freedman

Facilitator:  to be elected

Secretary: to be elected

Delegate: to be elected


Culture and Climate

Aim:

Be accessible & welcoming to all, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, gender expression, culture, identity, age, neurodiversity, social-emotional-mental wellbeing, or dis/ability, while building agency & power for equity, inclusion, and justice

Domain: 

All operational procedures and administrative regulations derived from the following sections of the School Plan:

Worldview & Values – Services, Care, Climate, & Culture – Justice

Members:

Staff filling each Operational Role

Operational Roles:

Director of Culture & Climate:

Justice Coordinator:

Circle Roles:

Leader: Sarah Wilkening

Facilitator:  to be elected

Secretary: to be elected

Delegate: to be elected

Last updated bySean Anderson on August 8, 2022
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