Mar 27, 2019

Assistant Dean (Perry Street Prep)

  • TenSquare
  • Washington, DC, USA
Full-time Administrative Education

Job Description

About Perry Street Prep
Perry Street Prep is a 375+ elementary and middle school students in Northeast DC. We are a community of diverse learners, with students from all eight wards of the city, that builds relationships with families and empowers students to be college-ready and to thrive in a global society. Our goal is to provide every student, PreK-8th grade, with the knowledge, the abilities, the attitudes and the support they will need to succeed in college and beyond.

Perry Street Prep is a school on the rise! Our students’ growth in reading and math outpaces peers in the District of Columbia and nationally and is amongst the highest in the District. We raised our score on the DC Public Charter School Board’s Performance Management Framework (PMF) 30-points in the past four years, and we are on the cusp of becoming a Tier 1 school.

For additional information about Perry Street Prep, visit    

About the Role 
The Assistant Dean is the first line of response to student behavior issues throughout the school. S/he will work with teachers to manage student behavioral challenges with the goal of keeping students in the classroom as often as possible.  This position is a full-time, salaried, 10-month role and will report to an Assistant Principal. 
The Assistant Dean is responsible for the following:

  • Responding to student behavioral issues in the classroom and deescalating students in a timely and safe manner.
  • Working with classroom teachers and the Assistant Principal to help students transition back to the classroom successfully
  • Monitoring students before and after school and during lunch
  • Modeling and instructing students in appropriate behavior 
  • Preparing letters, calling parents, and attending meetings as needed, regarding struggling students
  • Tracking student data and inputting it in PowerSchool, Class Dojo, and any other data tracking systems.

The Assistant Dean should have the following:
Education and experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent minimum
  • Two or more years of experience in an urban school environment 

Knowledge of:

  • Child development principles and practices
  • Strong communication and English language skills     
  • Basic subjects taught in elementary and middle schools, including math, English Language Arts, science, and social studies. 
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Modern office methods and equipment including computers and assigned software 

Ability to:

  • Be flexible and adjust to change
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships
  • Demonstrate a patient, understanding and calm attitude toward students with significant behavioral challenges
  • Be a reliable and dependable colleague
  • Work with discretion and in confidence with student information
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Communicate both orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner
  • Learn, interpret, apply and explain policies and procedures

Compensation and Benefits
Perry Street Prep offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. 
How to Apply
Do you believe that every child deserves the right to a high quality education? Do you want to prepare students for unlimited opportunities? Apply today! 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran’s status, or any other factor, which would constitute a violation of the D.C. Human Rights Act or other applicable laws or court order.

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