Kusi Kawsay School is a self-governed organization. All decisions are reached by general consensus, in an assembly fashion of Andean tradition. The full-time faculty members comprise the College of Teachers, responsible for the philosophical, educational and future vision of the school through study and discussion. Each faculty member has the opportunity to be responsible for an aspect of pedagogical or business administration, depending on his/her qualifications and time. In addition, each department—High School, Lower School and Early Childhood—works to strengthen its particular focus through child study and curriculum development.

Day to day operation and decision making is entrusted to the Leadership Team, made up of the General Coordinator (Hugo Franco ), Administrative Director (Shyntia Veronica), Primaria Chair/Pedagogic Director (Rosaura Farfan) , Secundaria Chair/ School Director* (Yovanna Ramos), and Kindergarten Chair* (Sara Franco). Additional members may be asked to join the Leadership Team according to the needs of the group and school.

Small groups are mandated to implement major areas of responsibility, including, but not limited to, curriculum development, hiring, mentoring, evaluation, and, when necessary, dismissal of teachers and administrative staff members.

** In Peru school is divided in Primaria and Secundaria; Primaria is 1st – 6th grades, and Secundaria is 7th – 11th grades, then University is five years*

College of Teachers

The College of Teachers consists of faculty and staff members who have a deep inner commitment to the principles of Kusi Kawsay, Andean heritage, and Waldorf Education and typically have served at our school for a minimum of one year. The College of Teachers is responsible for the integrity of the educational foundation of the school, and provides leadership for all pedagogical aspects. Current members of the College of Teachers are Rosaura Farfan, Sara Franco, and Hugo Franco Salas.

Kusi Kawsay Educational Association – Board of Directors


The Board of Directors is the legal entity of the school and is responsible for financial and legal matters, strategic planning, and fund development; it oversees the corporate functioning of the school. The board consists of parents, faculty, and community members who are committed to the school’s mission and vision. The Board works closely with Administration and the College of Teachers to set long range goals for the school. Current board members are President: Tita Monteagudo; Vice president: Indira Minaja; Secretary: Rene Franco; Treasurer: Edelmira Peña; Vocal: Sara Franco; Board members: Hector Bolivar, Hugo Franco, Carlos Franco, Roman Vizcarra, Fielding Wood.

Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff functions in vital roles of support for the College of Teachers, Teachers, Parents, and the Association. Administration sees to the details of the daily running of the school so that students can learn, teachers can teach, and parents and Board members can be assured that the school is functioning well. The Administrative

Staff supports the work of the teachers through its work on admissions, communication, financial management, financial development, facilities management, technology, and management. The administrative staff members are present and accessible. The current administrative staff members are Shyntia Veronica Castaneda Yapura and Edelmira Pena Soria.

The College of Teachers, Administration and Board are jointly in charge of the day-to-day leadership and management of school operations, to ensure healthy communication between departments, faculty members and the parent community. The Leadership Team affirms the decisions of the mandate groups and makes other decisions as needed. Its leadership policies are informed by the work of the Collegium and mandate groups and implements business policies set by the Board of Directors.

Class Organization

  • Class Board of Directors are elected every trimester to assure the participation of all parents.
  • Three class meetings directed by the teacher and the board.
  • Extra meetings determined by class needs.
  • Two all school meetings.