SUPERINTENDENT and GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL HEADMASTER ANNOUNCE HIGH SCHOOL ADMINSTRATION REORGANIZATION

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SUPERINTENDENT and GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL HEADMASTER

ANNOUNCE HIGH SCHOOL ADMINSTRATION REORGANIZATION

(Greenwich, CT: For Immediate Release, Thursday, February 10, 2011) Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sidney Freund and Greenwich High School (GHS) Headmaster Chris Winters have announced a reorganization of high school administration. The GHS administration has been restructured with three goals in mind:

1. To maximize administrative time devoted to instructional leadership including classroom observation, teacher support, and continuous review and refinement of curriculum,

2. To more proactively, efficiently and effectively address student discipline, and

3. To better define and align high school administrative positions, duties and responsibilities.

The new structure provides for five House Administrator positions responsible for administration of each of the Houses as well as curriculum program oversight and/or teacher evaluation/professional learning responsibilities. The House Administrator positions replace the Housemaster positions and three of the Program Administrator positions. A new administrative position has been created – Dean of Students – to focus on working proactively to ensure a safe learning environment for all students. The Dean will be responsible for student discipline and other administrative duties as outlined in the attached documents. This structure is more efficient in its assignment of administrative duties and results in a reduction of two administrator positions.

The new organizational structure also creates five part-time (0.4 FTE) Assistant Dean positions, one assigned to each House. These positions will be filled by certified teachers (GEA) and will be focused on student discipline – supervised by their House Administrator and working with the Dean of Students to proactively engage students in positive behaviors and activities as well as addressing any infractions.

This reorganization enables instructional leaders to focus on instruction and separates out responsibility for student behavior and discipline – allowing house administrators to concentrate their efforts on improving general classroom practices and focusing on course content as well as addressing the administrative duties of each House. Also, providing a different, improved and proactive structure for managing student behavior should reduce infractions and increase overall satisfaction and performance.

The new House Administrator and Dean of Students administrator positions will be posted internally this week, with the objective of finalizing the new assignments by mid-March.

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