Poly Prep seeks a dynamic educator to join the Middle School Deans' Office as Middle School Dean. The team includes three Middle School Deans; each Dean is responsible for the academic and social-emotional needs of approximately 115 students (grades 5-8). Middle School Deans are the primary contact for students and parents, helping advise them on course selection, co-curricular involvement, and all aspects of navigating life as a middle school student. Building authentic relationships is at the core of a Dean's work at Poly--with students and their families, faculty and staff. Deans speak publicly in venues both small and large, write letters or recommendation, and are expected to engage fully in the life of the school.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Serve as the main point of contact regarding the academic and social-emotional wellbeing of students.
Provide guidance and discipline in accordance with the school's Code of Conduct.
Meet regularly with the Head of Middle School, fellow Deans, Learning Specialists, School Counselors, and other relevant faculty and administration to monitor and develop a comprehensive understanding of student needs.
Manage class schedules and class placement, including distribution and course changes.
Organize and plan appropriate class-wide events, including trips, and other established community-building activities.
Attend and preside over grade level teacher team meetings aimed at providing necessary supports to middle school students.
Maintain ongoing regular, personal contact with families to share student progress.
Attend occasional admissions events including open houses and Meet the Dean events.
Attend Middle School celebrations and student life events.
Stay abreast of best practices in the field and pursue professional development opportunities.
Speak in school venues both small and large, attend faculty meetings, and engage fully in the life of the school.
Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning. Every community member at Poly Prep aspires to uphold our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and--above all--character.”
We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).