In email, just received:
…I’m sorry about this. Clearly there’s been a misunderstanding. You’re absolutely right about the SM’s responsibilities. I called Marta about it and she’s going to call you to clear it up. It’s a constant struggle to communicate effectively! Bear with us.
Sounds like I wasn’t too off the mark and the director was being unrealistic. I feel vindicated for the moment. I’ll know more when I talk to her tonight. Then I’ll know whether I should drink more or if I should rejoice.