Welcome from the Senior School Deans!
At Sewickley Academy, we take pride in providing comprehensive, individualized support and guidance to our students, and the Senior School Dean plays a crucial role in ensuring their success and well-being. The Senior School Dean serves as a dedicated point of contact for students beginning from the moment they step onto our campus and continues to support them throughout their Senior School journey. This vital position is responsible for nurturing the academic, personal, and future development of our students.
The Senior School Dean’s main responsibilities include:
Academic Advising: As an academic advisor, the Senior School Dean assists students in planning their course selections, ensuring they are on track to meet graduation requirements and pursue their academic interests. They collaborate with teachers and faculty to monitor students' progress, identify potential challenges, and implement intervention strategies when necessary.
Mentoring: The Senior School Dean acts as a mentor, providing a supportive and encouraging environment for students to explore their passions, set goals, and develop essential life skills. They offer guidance on time management, study habits, and other critical aspects that contribute to overall academic and personal growth.
Advocating: Our Senior School Dean advocates for each student's needs, making sure their voices are heard and that they have access to the necessary resources and opportunities. They work closely with teachers, parents, and other school staff to create a positive and inclusive learning environment where every student can thrive.
College Counseling: As college counseling experts, the Senior School Dean plays a pivotal role in helping students prepare for their post-secondary education, beginning in Grade 9. They are admissions specialists who stay updated on college admissions trends, scholarships, and application requirements to support students in their journey to higher education. They assist with college applications, providing guidance on college selection, scholarship opportunities, and standardized tests. They also help students explore various career paths and make informed decisions about their future.
A Supportive and Diverse Team
The Senior School Dean works collaboratively with a team of professionals who come from a variety of educational backgrounds, each bringing their unique expertise and insights. Together, they ensure that every student receives comprehensive support tailored to their individual needs.