Southbridge Public Schools (learn more)

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3716785
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: November 24, 2021
  • Starting Date: December 23, 2021


Job Description



Background on Southbridge Public Schools:

Southbridge Public Schools serve approximately 2,200 students in six schools. The district is presently undergoing extensive turnaround at all levels, with the assistance of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This creates unique opportunities for teachers and students. One example is a recently announced, long-term partnership with the University of Connecticut to develop Southbridge Schools to be a national demonstration site for successful implementation of PBIS strategies. Additionally, our district is the recipient of a number of significant grants that are allowing us to creatively redesign Secondary School, curriculum enhancements, improved culture and climate and afterschool opportunities for students. If you feel strongly about improving the educational experience for students and have a commitment to social justice, Southbridge Public Schools welcomes you.



More information about the district’s turnaround efforts can be found here.


Title: Secondary School Dean of Students


Reports To: Principal or designee


Purpose: To provide assistance to the building principal and staff in establishing and maintaining a positive school climate, which supports active student engagement and promotes academic success for all students.  The dean will enforce school rules, implement PBIS strategies, support school systems around discipline and build healthy relationships with students and staff.  



  1. Manage student supervision issues and enforce school behavioral expectations.
  2. Key member of the Culture and Climate team implementing preventative practices to support student positive behavior
  3. Model behavior management techniques including, but not limited to, defusing behavior, active supervision, and behavior specific praise
  4. Student behavior, and classroom management practices:
          1. support with ongoing professional development through data analysis
          2. support staff in all three levels of PBIS
          3. support school level data collection, management and analysis
          4. support expansion and sustainability of PBIS practices
          5. participate as a member of PBIS team and attend all training
  5.  Assist staff and parents in developing student behavioral expectations
  6.  Interface with parents on students positive choices and low level negative behaviors 
  7. Counsel students and parents about school and district policies relative to behavior
  8.  Participate in the planning, messaging and implementation of student behavior plans. 
  9.  Support teachers with classroom management issues
  10. Assist in developing programs to promote positive student behavior as well as intervention strategies. 
  11.  Lead educator in the Student Support Center ensuring all structures and strategies are followed with fidelity
  12.  Responsible for facilitating after school office detention
  13. Confers with Assistant Principals/Principals regarding student behavioral challenges
  14. Assist the principal by sharing in the monitoring of all school-sponsored activities during and outside of school hours.
  15. Other duties as assigned by the Principal or Assistant Principal



  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college
  2. Bilingual (Spanish) prefered, not required
  3. Must demonstrate experience in the areas of planning, organizing, and overseeing events and activities.
  4. Must show aptitude to effectively work with students, parents, teachers and administrators in a school setting.


Work Schedule Expectations:


The Dean of Students is expected to work a 260 day schedule.  This will allow the Principal and Dean to work together to prepare the building for the school year and to close out the school year effectively before students and teachers arrive and after the school year ends.  Dean is expected to work, as needed, outside of school hours to attend meetings and supervise school sponsored events, as directed by principal


Equal Opportunity Employer

Southbridge Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, disability, religion, age, or sexual orientation.



  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Southbridge Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 132 Torrey Road
    • Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

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