The Washington Episcopal School Dean of Student Life embodies the WES code of professionalism and models teamwork, collaboration, and collegiality. The Dean of Student Life reports directly to the elementary and middle school division directors. The Dean is responsible for effective implementation of Responsive Classroom, teacher support around classroom management and culture, advisory programs, discipline, student activities and clubs, and community service. This position may be combined with the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion position.
The specific duties of the Dean of Student Life include:
Social Emotional Learning
Middle School Advisory: programming and curriculum development, faculty training, school-year implementation
Middle School Morning Meeting and Community Agendas
Elementary Grades / Middle School Student Government Association Coordinator
Elementary Grades / Middle School S Community Service Programs and Outreach Coordinator
Oversight of Division-wide norms and expectations for both students and faculty
Tracking of infractions, oversight of minor consequences including detention
Consultation on Handbook policy development
Supports Middle School Director with major discipline infractions/consequences
Creates and oversees Lunch and Recess Duty rosters for Middle School Division
Facilitates Middle School lunchtime affinity meetings (space/communication)
Oversees the Safety Patrol program for morning and afternoon drop-off/dismissal
Maintains Middle School Calendar of Activities for communication to students via Morning Meetings, (coordinates with Middle School Director)
Consults on major yearly schedule shifts or revisions and keeps track of all teaching schedule revisions
Bachelor’s degree in education or related field with a Master’s degree preferred
Five+ years of demonstrated expertise in working with students
Responsive Classroom/Developmental Design training and experience
Experience and comfort collaborating with and presenting to faculty, administrators, and parents
Now in its 33rd year, Washington Episcopal School is an independent, co-educational school for students from Nursery through Grade 8. WES believes that learning should be joyful, because academic excellence and happy children belong together. The School represents a diverse community, where the uniqueness of each member of the school is celebrated. WES develops children into kind, confident, and prepared young adults.
Washington Episcopal School is an equal opportunity employer.