Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Our focus on what’s best for students means we pay attention to adolescent development. We incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention and development into our programs. Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics and a focus on producing well-rounded citizens, has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa for 40 years. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence, a sense of worth and the importance of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.
The Dean of Students reports directly to the Head of the Upper School, and works closely with the Upper School Administration team, students, faculty, staff and parents. The Dean of Students plays a central role in monitoring students’ needs and achievements, organizing campus life and communicating with all stakeholders.
This position works on a 10 or 11-month contract.
Serve on Upper School Administration team to coordinate and implement policies and procedures that advance the mission of the School.
Support the Head of the Upper School and other Upper School Deans on an as needed basis and on special projects.
Oversight of daily conduct system including:
Attendance (absences & tardies)
Disciplinary Holdovers (DHs)
Supervise and implement discipline system including:
Honor system and honor code violations
Drug & Alcohol violations
Harassment, bullying, etc.
Other rules specified in the Guide for Academics and Student Life
Annual review of policies and procedures
Seek feedback from faculty, Student Council and Administration
Ensure that the academic and personal integrity at the forefront of student life.
Facilitate the Conduct Review Board (CRB).
Select and train faculty and student members of the CRB.
Facilitate meetings when necessary to respond to major rule violations.
Head of student life:
Partner with faculty Head of Key Club to oversee Community Service.
Participate in the implementation of Terrapin Day activities in Upper School.
Diversity program involvement.
Coordinate student club system.
Oversee Student Council.
Manage elections and weekly meetings.
Update appropriate sections of Guide for Academics and Student Life.
Potentially serve as an Upper School Class Dean.
Partner with advisor, faculty and parents when necessary to support student growth and mission of the school.
Meet with all incoming grade-level families after they are contracted and through summer with regarding to:
Lead meetings during school year with appropriate adults to coordinate support systems for students who are struggling.
Oversight of Class Seminar program:
Build and seek out appropriate curriculum across all grades of high school.
Coordinate with Grade-level Deans to ensure smooth implementation of program.
Schedule classes and locations for programming.
Support the social and emotional learning of our students through the Class Seminar program.
Oversight of First Week as part of the Class Seminar program.
Participate on the Safety Committee.
Coordinate Fire and Lockdown Drills
Possibly teach section of Freshmen Transitions Class
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Administrative experience at the high school level.
Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
A background in education; candidates with a Master’s Degree in Education are preferred.
For consideration, please forward cover letter and resume to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at email@example.com.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.
About Tampa Preparatory School
Tampa Prep is an independent, coeducational, inclusive, urban day school enrolling over 650 students in grades six through twelve.
We are an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.