Dean of Students

Job Type

Full Time




1800 Perry Street Northeast
District of Columbia
United States



Perry Street Prep is a community of diverse learners that builds relationships with families and empowers students to be college-ready and to thrive in a global society. In school year 2018-19, Perry Street Prep will serve approximately 360 elementary and middle school students at our campus in Northeast DC.


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The Dean of Students will lead the development and growth of an exemplary school culture at Perry Street Prep. Specifically, the Dean will:

  • Establish and maintain a school culture that is safe, happy, structured, and achievement oriented for all students;
  • Refine and reinforce clearly-defined school-wide procedures that enable a structured school day and after-school environment, including procedures for arrival and dismissal, recess and lunch, and hallway transitions;
  • Maintain a strong, positive school culture by providing support to staff and students and by holding staff and students accountable to their responsibilities to foster that culture
  • Involve all PSP’s stakeholders in the development of a strong positive school culture through school climate walkthroughs and collaborative planning time with PSP Leadership Team members 
  • Maintain student discipline records, systems, and structures that support a safe learning environment for students and staff
  • Develop and implement systems to ensure an exemplary daily attendance rate
  • Develop and implement systems to dramatically improve PSP’s annual student ret-enrollment rate, ensuring an exemplary annual student retention rate
  • Advise on the creation and implementation of individualized behavior plans for students with demonstrated needs 
  • Collaborate with the Student Support Team to support students' social emotional learning effectively
  • Create, manage and schedule special incentive programs that promote and maintain a positive school climate, high levels of attendance, and a culture of achievement
  • Plan and execute staff-wide professional development around behavior management, classroom culture, and family engagement; 
  • Support teacher and staff development by modeling lessons, observation, and coaching and mentoring
  • Counsel students individually and in small groups around individualized behavior goals to manage crisis intervention and develop social skills and character;
  • Work closely with families, teachers, partners and community leaders to effectively support students' social emotional learning
  • Collaborate with school leadership to ensure the physical environment of the school is conducive to a safe and supportive learning environment. 


  • Successful candidates will possess the following skills and qualifications:Minimum of three to five years of experience working in education or social work in urban community
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Teaching experience required
  • Familiarity with urban elementary and middle school students
  • Must have performance- and results-driven approach to school leadership and student outcomes 
  • Strong problem-solving, critical thinking, analytic, and communications skills 
  • Skilled at analyzing, interpreting and using data to collaborate, identify best practices and areas for improvement and drive results 
  • Ability to build teams and develop collegial rapport with peers, staff, students, and external stakeholders 
  • Ability to set priorities, organize workload, handle multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Unwavering belief that every student can learn and the drive to help every student reach his or her potential
  • Positive attitude, enthusiasm, self-confidence and flexibility

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply