“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” By Peter Drucker
Key Friends Announced!
I am very happy to announce the newly named “Key Friends”: Dr. Lin Church, Dr. Celeste Gaia, and Dr. Steve and Edeltrout Hunt. These “Key Friends” have contributed significantly to the development, progress, and sustainability of the “Friends of Copey” project.
A special Post is forthcoming to highlight their background, service/support, and affiliation to “Friends of Copey”.
New Executive Director Announced!
We are another week closer to the end of the Copey Learning Center school year. Graduation is scheduled for November 29th.
In 2020, a new Executive Director will take over to meet the challenges of moving us on to the next chapter of this successful project. Ines Segura Serrano, the recently named Executive Director will follow three previous Executive Directors who have contributed immeasurably to the continuation and sustainability of the Copey Learning Center. A skype session is being worked out for me to meet and welcome the new Director to the partnership with “Friends of Copey”. More information on our new Director will be forthcoming.
Past Executive Directors!
The Copey Learning Center has been very successful attracting qualified and competent
leaders to manage the day to day operation of the center. I have worked closely with each Executive Director and together we have accomplished much over the years. Angela Ramos, next Ana Yancy, and then Andrea Serrano have all demonstrated their skills and commitment to do the work needed to face the challenges and demands of operating an
educational center in rural Costa Rica. And, much credit goes to the center’s Board of Directors’ choices in leadership. Attracting qualified and dedicated talent to take on the leadership challenges of the center is not easy. If the candidates are qualified to work at the center, then they are qualified to work anywhere in Costa Rica and beyond.
The attraction for quality applicants is not the plush job possibilities or the high wages being offered. It is neither since there is little to find plush and the wages are certainly meager. I contend some of the attraction is linked to the beauty of the community, the wonderful students, and the people of Copey. And, if you want to truly learn some things about yourself, test your metal, and make a huge difference in a life…Copey Learning Center is a great place to be. I am honored to have worked with each one.