So, our shop teacher retired, and our school hasn't really gotten someone to entirely fulfill the position. We did manage to get the TD from the local community theatre to come and help occasionally, but he is not too unreliable, since his TD job will always come first. So, our drama teacher is taking over. She is making the decisions, and doing the grades as of now. This made many people nervous. First thing she did was eliminate one of the stagecraft classes, and so we have 18 people in the one class left. She then made a requirement of everyone to bring their own measuring tape, (which was a little odd since we had plenty) and then she told everyone they had to bring their own brooms. Everyone thought she was joking. She said they didn't have to be push brooms. So, we would have had 18 people all sweeping with crappy brooms. I spoke to her and she saw no problem with the idea. As if we couldn't find anything better to do with our time then have 18 people do a 2 or 3 person job. She just has no concept of time. She spends the first half hour (yes, 30 minutes) explaining what everyone is doing. She will not let anyone go unless everyone knows exactly what they are doing, and what everyone else is doing. We then have 30 minutes to do it. It should only take 3 minutes to get everyone to work (and it happens that way when I am in charge) I respect her position and I talk to her about her choices (I convinced her to not make the brooms a requirement) but she is still wasting a lot of valuable time, and we have a lot of things to do, especially with the loss of another building and 3/4 of our storage. Not only is she inefficient, but she has irrational design decisions, like her new rule of making EVERY flat out of muslin, which, aside of being pathetic in the first place, they get invariable torn by the actors' carelessness. How do I tell her that everything she is doing is wrong? Many of the crew members are considering leaving, and we are shorthanded already. She has absolutely no experience, and none of us even trust her with a pair of scissors. How can she even consider herself to be qualified?