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Dean of Students


The Dean of Students reports to the Head of School and is responsible for all issues relating to the well-being of the students during their attendance at the School. These include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following areas:


•               Provide an orderly, controlled environment in which learning can take place, a School climate which is supportive and which reflects high morale.

•               Aware of the educational, physical, social, and psychological needs of the members of our School community and to develop plans for meeting these needs.

•               Ensure compliance with legal requirements of government regulations and agencies that examine and accredit the School.

•               Aid in the establishment of in-service training of teachers, and for the evaluation of classroom teachers, to ensure that teachers are familiar with and are supported in all areas of student discipline and behavior.

•               Attend and aid in regular meetings with faculty which will deal both with routine School matters and with the stimulating exchange of ideas on student issues.

•               Oversee the coordination of the co-curricular and extra-curricular activity programs of the School;   to assist in the planning and the presentation of School assemblies and programs; to assist in maintaining a comprehensive calendar of School events; to keep the entire School community informed of various School programs and activities.

•               Provide for the academic guidance of students; to maintain complete academic records on all students; to oversee the grading and the reporting of standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement.

•               Responsible for establishing guidelines for proper student conduct and dress; to maintain student discipline consonant with School policies; to monitor students’ adherence to established School rules; to maintain accurate records of student attendance and citizenship.

•               Assist with the master School class schedule and to assign teachers and students to classes and other obligations.

•               Serve as a consultant to teachers in matters of classroom management and general School procedures.

•               Assist in the admissions process for the testing, interviewing, and evaluating of applicants for enrollment.

•               Maintain student discipline and follow-through with correspondence record keeping relating to discipline.

•               Schedule parent/teacher conferences and maintain records and correspondence relating to parent conferences.

•               Counsel students when necessary, working closely with related service providers and the Director of Special Education.

•               Schedule special programs and student events.

•               Keep the head fully informed on student issues and all other relevant matters pertaining to school life.

•               Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

•               To support the school and its leadership.

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