Dean of Students - Middle School

TITLE:      Dean of Students - Middle School


LOCATION:  Gloria Willis Middle


The Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 22-000 students. With a Head Start program- three preschools- 30 elementary schools- 8 middle schools- and 5 college and career academies/high schools- the district serves a wonderfully diverse mixture of students. A remarkable 62 different languages are spoken in the homes of our students. To serve those students- the district employs approximately 3-650 staff- including more than 1-600 teachers.

The vision of the Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is to be one of the Top 10 School Districts in the Nation. Our goal is that -Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society- and at every level- performance is on track and on time for success.- To help our students achieve this goal- the district is implementing a district-wide initiative called Diploma+.


JOB GOAL:  To facilitate skills and behaviors that contribute to the development of mature- able and responsible members of society. 



  • After receiving training- provide interpretation of test data and grades for students- parents- and staff.
  • Assist in the facilitation of assessments as needed.
  • Ability to use technology- i.e.- internet- e-mail- Microsoft Word- Student Data Management Software.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the academic and instructional goals of the District Improvement Plan.
  • Teach guidance lessons through Character Education activities- in collaboration with the classroom teachers that teaches the expectations of the student Code of Conduct.
  • Collaborate with building administration on an appropriate plan to address school culture and climate- specifically bullying
  • Facilitate Support Groups based on the results of a Needs Assessment.
  • Facilitate and Coordinate the SIT (Student Improvement Team) meetings for students who have behavioral/social/ emotional concerns.
  • Attend monthly SIT/Second Step Coordinator meetings.
  • Gather behavioral data on students who have behavioral concerns- using different observation tools- providing strategies for classroom teachers.
  • Collaborate with administrators to identify trigger behaviors that result in frequent office referrals and impede instruction; and to reduce the number of referrals through prevention strategies.
  • Consult and work with parents regarding behavioral and academic interventions
  • Refer students and parents to appropriate community resources effectively with Student Services.
  • Communicate effectively with students- staff- and parents.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and professional judgment
  • Participate in staff development (school and department) meetings to update skills and improve knowledge – as well as to satisfy recertification/re-licensure requirements
  • Demonstrate knowledge of guidance techniques
  • Maintains confidentiality and professionalism
  • Participate in IEP meetings as requested
  • Collaborate with other staff or service providers to problem solve issues and assist in developing programs that will meet the needs of students.
  • Consult and collaborate with school staff and with elementary and high school counselors on the transition of students to and from middle school.
  • Assist with scheduling
  • Assist with student enrollment
  • Guide students through career awareness and planning.
  • Maintain a neat and appropriate appearance
  • Conduct parent/teacher conferences as needed
  • Work together with administration and PLC’s to determine best behavior plan for student
  • Assist with parent conferences related to attendance and other academic concerns
  • Adhere to school discipline procedures and code of conduct
  • Assist with supervision of the school
  • Participate in classroom walkthroughs and observations of student and teaching behaviors
  • Student follow-up to ensure that negative behavior is minimized
  • Assist in the operational needs of the school
  • Other duties as assigned


Meets the employment qualifications set forth by the Kansas City- Kansas Board of Education and the Kansas State Department of Education.

Minimum Kansas Teacher License.

Kansas administrative license or working towards one.



Maintains communication with administrators- teachers- other school personnel- and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students.

Compiles data for statistical purposes and presents data on a regular basis

Maintains confidentiality regarding educational records.



Maintains a daily log of school/staff visits and documentation.

Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.

Performs other related work as required.


REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written- oral- diagram- or schedule form.


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general professional journals- technical procedures- or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports- general curriculum and learning theories- correspondence- and protocols.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators- staff- parents- students- and the general public.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job- the employee is regularly required to sit- walk- stand and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee must occasionally push items of 50 pounds such as pushing on a bike or wheelchair- or moving/rearranging furniture.  While performing the duties of the job the employee occasionally may visit a child’s home.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision- distance vision- and depth perception.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment. Is directly responsible for students’ safety- work output and well-being.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of students.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students- peers- parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:   186 days plus extra duty days.

SALARY:               Based on KCKPS Salary Schedule          


REPORT TO:        Director of Student Services / Principal

EVALUATION:    Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  The individual currently holding this position performs additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.  


Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  KCKPS does not discriminate on the basis of race- religion- color- national origin- sex- age- tenure- disability or any other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities as required by all applicable laws and regulations.



This job description has been approved by all levels of management:


Manager _______________________________________________


HR ___________________________________________________

Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements- essential functions and duties of the position.


Employee _____________________________ Date ____________

Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 08/01/2019

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Employer Information

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools USD 500

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is an exceptional urban system using an array of innovative teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students with a vigorous professional development program designed to support our teachers.


Employer Address: 2010 N. 59th St. Kansas City, Kansas

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