Dean, Middle School

Website Evergreen Park School District 124

TITLE:  Dean, Middle School
LICENSURE:  Not Applicable
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  200 Day Calendar
REPORTS TO:  Principal/Associate Principal
PRIOR EXPERIENCE:  2-5 years in similar position preferred
EVALUATION:  Evaluated annually by Administration

Under the direction of the principal and/or associate principal, the Dean of Students, is responsible for monitoring and enhancing the
quality of student life in the Middle School including student focused events and student behavior. In addition, serves as an
instructional support and leader in the planning, coordination, and administration of school activities and programs, including
curriculum, instruction, assessment, student conduct and attendance, athletics and extracurricular programs. May assist in the support
of staff.


Administration of School

  • Assists the Principal and/or Associate Principal with the overall administration of the school
  • Ensures coverage at all school events where student supervision is required – Inclusive of extra-curriculars, sports, after-school detention, field trips, and overnight trips
  • Assists students in establishing high standards of conduct
  • Establishes and maintains systems to promote positive student behavior at an individual and school wide level
  • Coordinates with outside organizations and agencies
  • Provides and maintains appropriate communication with family and community, including law enforcement agencies and the judicial systems. Perform other duties as assigned that align to accelerating, enhancing and supplementing the school’s foundational program and improving the school-wide program
  • Operate in coordination with other department staff and leaders
  • Follows and enforces all district policies

Discipline/Restorative Practices

  • Implements restorative practices, including the facilitation of restorative meetings and building and strengthening relationships
  • Coaches teachers in best practices in managing student behaviors in the classroom setting
  • Properly and timely addresses the improvement of student attendance and discipline
  • Confers with parents, teachers, counselors, student services personnel, and students on matters of discipline and school safety
  • Investigates and resolves all discipline problems in accordance with district policy and administrative procedures
  • Supports matters related to student attendance/truancy


  • Collaborates with administration on best practices for the School Safety Team
  • Collaborates with the School Resource Officer to develop effective practices related to safety and security
  • Participates in crisis planning at the school level
  • Intervenes to address incidents that undermine campus safety and security
  • Executes safety drill training and safety drills for staff and students
  • Reports illegal acts to the proper authorities
  • Patrols buildings and grounds throughout the day (cafeteria, hallways, external campus, and other assigned or necessary spaces) and during school events
  • Provides direct supervision/oversight of arrival, dismissal, and lunch periods 


  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Administrative experience preferred
  • An understanding of school administration and the duties of a school as an educational leader
  • Substantial knowledge of contemporary best practices with respect to managing student discipline
  • Ability to adapt and modify approaches, as necessary, to meet student needs
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with students, parents and/or guardians, staff members, and community partners
  • Flexible, creative, positive, and effective in approaches to problem-solving and relationship building
  • Fundamental understanding of human development principles as applied to adolescents and teenagers
  • Exercises sound and professional judgment in accordance with board policy
  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Experience working with students in middle school and faculty (preferred)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

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