As a dean, I will help to provide students, teachers, and parents with skills they can use to affect their environment in a positive way, and the perspective that will allow them to try again if and when they fail at something. As a school, we serve a critical role in teaching students proper methods of communication and behavior. I will do this by modeling and reinforcing good communication and behavior and correcting non-productive methods of communication and behavior.
I will help to maintain a safe and welcoming environment where students can learn free of distraction and worry. In doing so, I will promote physical and emotional safety and pro-social values. This will, in turn, improve students’ perceptions of their climate as a supportive and caring school community, and lead to improved outcomes academically and socially.