St. Michael’s Episcopal School seeks a qualified full-time Middle School Dean for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Dean will oversee all aspects of student life and social-emotional learning in the Middle School including the advisory system, discipline, school-wide programming, and more. The Middle School employs the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program, which emphasizes interdisciplinary learning to assist students in making practical connections between their studies and the real world. This is an eleven-month position beginning in July.
The Dean’s primary responsibilities will be as follows.
Serve as the lead Middle School administrator by:
serving on the senior administrative team;
proactively modeling for students school values and practices;
responding effectively (i.e., with autonomy and in concert with headmaster’s aims) to questions and concerns from students, families and faculty; and
attending to details of daily operations (e.g., bell schedule, set-up for guest speakers and chapel), responding to urgent facilities issues, and troubleshooting as needed.
Ensure students’ physical and social-emotional needs are met by:
administering the advisory and discipline systems;
seizing teachable moments with students;
leading diversity and inclusion efforts;
coordinating school ceremonies & events (e.g., celebrations, dances)
monitoring morning drop-off, morning break, lunch/recess, and afternoon pickup; and
attending to emergency procedures (e.g., fire drills, injuries).
Teach two to three classes as background and schedule allow.
Founded in 1957, St. Michael’s is a K-8 co-educational community small enough (370 students and 45 faculty-staff) for adults and children to know one another, but large enough to provide exciting curricular and co-curricular opportunities. The Lower School (K-5), which serves approximately 235 students, is located on the fourteen-acre Bon Air campus. The Middle School (6-8), which serves approximately 135 students, is located on the nearby 70-acre Singleton campus. St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). St. Michael’s values diversity as an important element of serving our mission and thus the School considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
As Richmond’s oldest independent school south of the James River, St. Michael’s Episcopal School strives to provide children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops Christian values.Our academic community is small enough for adults and children to know one another, but large enough to provide exciting opportunities in the arts, sports, clubs and robotics.... We are proud of our graduates who are praised by high school guidance counselors and admission directors for their academic achievement and enthusiasm for learning. Our K-8 co-educational school draws students from Richmond City and the surrounding counties of Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Chesterfield and Powhatan. St. Michael’s offers two classes per grade with a faculty ratio of 1:11. Most classes average 20 students.The Lower School, which serves approximately 240 kindergarten through fifth graders, is located on the fourteen acre Bon Air Campus in Chesterfield County. The Middle School, which serves approximately 135 sixth through eighth graders, is located just 10 minutes away on the scenic thirty acre W.E. and Dale Harman Singleton Campus. Established in 1957 by St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).