Dean of Students - Hening Elementary 2021-2022

Richmond, VA, US
Jul 22, 2021
Grade Level
Elementary School
General Description

Assists principal with school-based leadership, instruction, curriculum and development of effective teaching and learning strategies. Assists with the supervision and monitoring of student behavior and related activities. Promotes a positive, safe and secure learning environment and works with school staff and parents to prevent and resolve student academic, behavior and/or attendance issues.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides instructional leadership when appropriate.
  • Observes employee performance through non-evaluative observations.
  • Assists with the coordination and supervision of transportation, custodial, cafeteria and other support services.
  • Assists in the implementation of the school discipline management system to provide a safe and secure environment, specifically, to coach teachers to improve classroom discipline.
  • Assists in monitoring student behavior in classes, on buses and at school events. Ensures that students are adequately supervised during transitions and other non-instructional periods.
  • Confers with teachers and parents to resolve student academic, behavior and/or attendance issues that disrupt the learning process.
  • Serves as an administrative designee for IEP meetings as assigned by the assistant principal.
  • Supervises daily operations in the absence of the principal and assistant principal.
  • Demonstrates commitment to improving professional competence.
  • Assesses student learning on an ongoing basis and alters instruction to meet group/individual needs.
  • Uses the curriculum of the district to plan daily instructional activities.
  • Supports the building principal in other areas as deemed necessary.


Considerable knowledge of effective teaching strategies including best practices in instruction, classroom management, and positive behavior support and procedures. Working knowledge of school law, policies and regulations. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing. Demonstrated ability in decision making, problem analysis, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships, program management and research and planning. Demonstrated ability to analyze data to make program decisions and improvements.

Minimum of 2 years of successful classroom teaching experience. Bachelor’s degree and current Virginia teaching license required. Working towards a Master’s Degree or endorsement in Administration and Supervision from an accredited college or university.

Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
  • State Police Criminal History Investigation
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
  • Tuberculosis Screening/Test

Chesterfield County Public Schools assures Equal Employment Opportunities for employees as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. This job description is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements. However, administration reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position and does not imply an employment contract.

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