Dean of Students - Elementary Level - Ferguson-Florissant School District
Position: Dean of Students - Elementary Level
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Dean of Students
Job Location: Walnut Grove Elementary
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Jun 30, 2024**
District: Ferguson-Florissant School District
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Telephone: 314-687-1930
Job Description:
The Ferguson Florissant School District is seeking an outstanding educator for the position of Dean of Students for Walnut Grove PrimarySchool.  The Dean of Students works with the Principal in carrying out the school’s academic and behavior programs. As a professional educator the Dean of Students understands and responds to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population. The Dean of Students provides proactive leadership to engage all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to support the students’ academic achievement, personal, and social development. The Dean of Students works cooperatively with the principal, counselor, nurse, staff, students, and parents towards a positive school climate.
We seek an individual who has successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities. The selected candidate must demonstrate a commitment to strengthening community engagement and communication and work with the school’s student population to significantly reduce the chronic suspensions.
The Dean of Students works with a high level of independence and professional discretion under the general supervision of the principal. The work is governed, controlled, and evaluated by acceptable professional practice, school and district policies and regulations, and performance standards and expectations as set forth in NEE. 
  1. Missouri Administrator credential preferred or demonstrated interest in working towards that credential.
  2. Three years demonstrated successful teaching and/or counseling/student related services experience at the secondary school level preferred.
  3. Ability to support and value the efforts of ongoing cultural community projects and events.
  1. Serves as a resource for building staff, administrators, and parents in working with students, creating a positive school climate, and helping students develop a positive self-concept. Skilled in human relations which demonstrates sensitivity to needs and concerns of others. Participates or leads development of positive behavior support systems and development of intervention strategies.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work successfully and positively with all students to provide them with assistance in meeting their educational needs. Coordinates, facilitates and implements disciplinary intervention steps, including PBIS, and processes with staff, working closely with the principal.
  3. Attends and participates in various leadership team meetings and other building meetings as assigned. The candidate must possess the ability to interpret attendance data accurately. Coordinates, facilitates and implements attendance intervention steps, including but not limited to holding attendance conferences, making home visits. He or she contacts students and parents to discuss attendance irregularities, and coordinates nine day conference and refers students to the principal in cases of chronic absenteeism. The candidate has a major role in as they assists with student discipline; they will facilitate a restorative justice model within the school as opposed to ISS.
  4. Coordinates implementation of parent involvement as well as school sponsored events. He or she assists with school-wide and event supervision; they may oversee school-wide emergency preparedness team meetings and implementation efforts.
  5. Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with clarity and conciseness. He or she motivates students in a positive direction which will help students to increase individual decision making responsibilities.
  6. Ability to effectively supervise building classified staff in keeping with the staff member’s collective bargaining agreement.
  7. Required to follow Board policies and keep abreast of updates and changes.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  187 teacher contract days + 10  days) 7 hours per day vary; compensation and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life) as provided by the Board of Education.
Complete an online application at  Attach the following:  letter of interest, resume, copy of current certification and list of five names of references, including addresses, day and evening phone numbers, and email addresses, (including current supervisor).  Once your online application is complete, please follow the directions on the website to indicate your interest for this position. 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.