The position of Class Dean will be a member of the St. John’s administrative team and will be responsible for supporting her/his designated class until 12th grade. The class dean is directly connected with strengthening the Lasallian concept of responding to the needs of the students at St. John’s by supporting their academic, social/emotional, and other opportunities and challenges. Its primary purpose is to act as a mentor and advisor and also to support the safety and security of the students by administering school discipline and correction. The Class Dean will be the primary contact for disciplinary matters for the assigned class. The class dean will report to the Assistant Principal for Student Life and work closely with the Principal, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, and school counselors.
Position Responsibilities Include:
Develop a relationship with students in their assigned class. Meet with students individually or in groups during the first quarter to provide support at the start of the school year.
Regularly review grades and attendance
Enforce school discipline policies and oversee disciplinary situations concerning students in their assigned class
Facilitate a vision for student discipline and enforcement
Provide an active physical presence throughout the school and campus to promote safety, security and student well-being
Meet with a portion of students during course registration periods to discuss options for course of study
Support seminar series and grade level retreats.
Assist in the proctoring School-Based Standardized Tests (ACT/SAT), PSAT and AP exams
Develop academic structures and plans for students that have missed an excessive amount of school because of various medical or other reasons.
Use Canvas as a conduit for communication for announcements and other information
Communicate with parents about various programs for grade level
Develop programming that targets academic and other needs of students
Act as point of contact for academic support programs and tutoring
Potential to teach at least one academic class and/or oversee specific areas of logistical needs for the Office of Student Life
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree
Desire to support the Catholic, Lasallian mission of the school
Classroom teaching experience
Ability to consistently enforce school policies and procedures as outlined in the Parent-Student Handbook
Understanding of Program of Studies and curricular requirements to support student progress
Commitment to understanding disciplinary practices and procedures that could more effectively meet the needs of the community
Possess knowledge of student developmental needs
Understanding of ways to support students’ mental health needs or willingness to grow in that understanding
Willingness to be flexible when attending to duties and responsibilities of students and the community
Ability to effectively communicate with faculty, administrators, and families
Interested candidates should email a brief letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to Mr. Christopher Themistos, Principal, at [email protected]nschs.org. This is a 10-month position. St. John’s College High School is an independent, Catholic, co-educational school rooted in the Lasallian tradition located in Chevy Chase, DC. Founded in 1851, St. John’s provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, an expansive extra-curricular program, and an opportunity for students to grow in their faith by encountering the tenets of a Lasallian education. Visit www.stjohnschs.org for more information.
About St. John's College High School
St. John’s College High School, an Independent, Catholic, Co-ed school in the Lasallian tradition located in Chevy Chase, DC. Founded in 1851, St. John’s provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, an expansive extra-curricular program, and an opportunity for students to grow in their faith by encountering the tenets of a Lasallian education. Visit stjohnschs.org for more information.