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Dean of Students - Middle School

Reynolds School District

Licensed-Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA)

JOB TITLE: Dean of Students - Reynolds Middle School

Reports To: Principal

Job Purpose Statement/s: The essential purpose of the Dean of Students is:

Collaborates with the administrative team for the overall leadership at each school.
Provides staff development in PBIS and classroom management.
Manages student behavior and attendance.
Promotes a safe, positive learning environment.
Investigates student behavior issues, determines facts and probable behavior, determines and coordinates with principal on appropriate discipline, administers discipline in accordance with school and district policy.
Essential Job Functions:

Coordinate the implementation and evaluation of schoolwide student discipline and attendance procedures, which match the district’s Student Rights and Responsibilities and ensure equity for all students.
Counsel students and parents regarding school and district policies related to discipline and attendance.
Work with Law Enforcement when necessary.
Supervise students during unstructured times of the school day (before/after school, passing time, lunches, bus duty).
Serve as a resource to staff about classroom management issues.
Assist staff and parents in developing student behavioral expectations.
Assist in planning, developing, and implementing student behavioral plans.
Assist in developing programs to promote positive student recognition as well as intervention strategies.
Apply appropriate consequences for behavior and attendance issues including detention and in-school suspension. Work with an administrator regarding out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.
Aide in coordinating alternative placement for students.
Develop appropriate drug and alcohol intervention and interdiction strategies.
Collect and revie data related to school discipline and attendance goals and share with building staff.
Assist in monitoring and supervising school facilities.
Coordinate staff assigned to attendance duty.
Oversee in-school suspension.
Oversee campus security regarding upholding the code of conduct related to discipline and attendance.
Oversee Reynolds participation in state and county attendance initiatives.
Work with outside agencies that are related to attendance or discipline.
Coordinate with specialists (e.g. ELD, SPED) to ensure students are receiving appropriate instruction.
Provide coaching support to all teachers and interventionists as it relates to classroom management and schoolwide systems for behavior.
Support appropriate classroom assessments by helping teachers to analyze their own student data as it relates to classroom management, schoolwide systems, behavior, and discipline.
Protect the confidentiality of student information consistent with FERPA requirements and good judgment.
Collaborate with District stakeholders to review school progress and systems.
Participate in and provide focused professional development to ensure:
Instructional strategy and classroom management expertise
Expertise in social and emotional learning curriculum, PBIS, and intervention materials on the District inventory list
Effective schoolwide discipline and behavioral initiatives
Other Job Functions:

Other responsibilities as assigned.
Prior Knowledge:

Prior job-related experience connected to attendance and/or discipline at the high/middle school level
Admin license or participation in an admin program study strongly preferred
5 years’ teaching experience at the secondary level
Background in research-based classroom management practices and schoolwide systems
Ability to process data and record keeping
Successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities

Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required:

Skills to communicate positively and effectively to students, parents and staff, and appropriately intervene in emergency or potentially critical situations; use English in both written and verbal form; communicate effectively with persons of varied educational and cultural backgrounds; document accurately.

Knowledge of policies and practices of the school with regard to truancy and discipline.

PC literate including Word, Excel, email, and Synergy (or ESIS and will train on Synergy).

Ability to work in a positive manner with people who are in an adversarial situation.

The ability to sit for prolonged periods, understand and carry out oral and written instructions, work independently with minimal supervision, maintain firm but courteous attitude toward individuals, maintain written records. Significant physical abilities include talking/hearing conversations, near/far visual acuity/depth perception/visual accommodation/field of vision.

Education Required: Masters preferred.

Licenses, Bonding and/or Testing Required: Appropriate State license, Criminal Justice fingerprint clearance, and valid driver's license and evidence of insurability.

Other:?First aid card and cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate.

Terms of Employment: 186 days per year. Salary to be established by collective bargaining agreement.

Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's Policy on Evaluation of Licensed Staff Personnel.

Bilingual/Bicultural preferred

Salary Range $47,504.00 - $82,724.00 / Annual
Shift Type Full Time