Dean of Students - Marguerite Christian ES - 2023-2024

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Colonial Heights, VA, US

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Job Category
Administrator, Principal
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.

Budgetary Responsibility:


Report Preparation:

Organizes data and prepares requested reports.

Equipment Operation:

Utilizes a personal computer and general office equipment.

Works daily with school faculty and staff to provide leadership and assistance. Works frequently with central office personnel and outside agencies to develop and implement discipline, attendance and/or instructional programs.

Work Direction:

Provides work direction to instructional staff and appropriate clerical and support staff.

Responsible for supervision of students before, during school and after school hours. Assists the principal in supervision of other school personnel as appropriate.

Decision Making:

High level of independent decision-making under the supervision of the principal.

Formal Policy-Setting Responsibilities: N/A

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to lift, support, handle or feel objects, tools, equipment and/or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. This is a moderately physically active position which includes extended periods of walking and standing. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and stoop or kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Works in an elementary school setting, the noise level is quiet to moderate.

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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