Garrison Forest School seeks a full-time Upper School Dean of Students to begin July 1, 2019. The Dean is responsible for fostering a school climate that enhances community and student growth. The Dean reports to the Head of Upper School. As a key member of the Student Life Team, the Dean is charged with identifying and advocating for student life needs and promoting the wellbeing of all students. As the Dean of a school with a diverse and international student body, the Dean will support faculty and student cultural competence and will work to ensure that the school’s co-curricular program reflects and celebrates the school’s diversity. To facilitate the Dean’s work with day and boarding students, the Dean is provided on-campus housing.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Developing and overseeing programs that enable students to realize their fullest intellectual and personal potential and integrating student life experiences with the educational mission of the School.
Overseeing the Upper School co-curricular program and Upper School functions including: leadership, activities, attendance and student conduct.
Joining with the residential life professional staff, faculty and student leaders to create an enriching experience for students which safeguards their safety and security, health and wellbeing, and nurtures their academic and personal development.
Fostering a school climate that enhances community and student growth.
Garrison Forest School is an independent, all-girls’ day and boarding school with a coed Preschool, located in Owings Mills, Maryland, minutes northwest of Baltimore City. Founded in 1910, the school enrolls 560 students in Preschool through 12th Grade. 76% of the faculty hold advanced degrees, and 34% of the faculty have ten or more years of service at GFS. The student-teacher ratio is 7:1. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Our extensive professional development program allows faculty and staff to tackle pressing educations challenges, enhancing our academic and co-curricular program and modeling for our students the purposeful risk-taking, collaborative and creative problem solving we expect from our students. To learn more about the school’s mission, program and strategic vision, visit our website (gfs.org).
Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or disability in its employment policies and other school-administered programs.
Application Process: Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com. Information can be mailed to Vanessa Griffin, Assistant to the Head of School, Garrison Forest School, 300 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. No telephone calls, please.
B.A. degree or equivalent – Master’s degree desirable
Prior experience working with children in a school, 3-5 years teaching experience preferred
GFS seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices. Demonstrated ability working in a diverse community is essential.
About Garrison Forest School
Garrison Forest School is an independent, college preparatory, girls’ day and boarding school with a co-educational preschool located in Owings Mills, Maryland, minutes northwest of Baltimore City. Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.