Middle school can be an exciting and a scary time in the lives of our students. I believe that it is my job as a Middle School Dean to help guide them on the right path. I talk to our students about critical values that should be displayed in every facet of our school and explain why they are important. I impress upon our students these values should not only be displayed in school but should be adopted into their daily lives and I hold them accountable when they fall short. Five critical values that I talk to my students about are being honest, being respectful and respectable, being responsible, being accountable , and being compassionate. If I can have my students understand these values, then their behaviors can mirror what these values teach them.
I believe that I have to be a positive adult role model that our students see on a daily basis. I was once told at a very young age by a wise man that “little eyes are always watching,” and I have taken that expression and try to live it out by my actions in my everyday life.