During the Jan. 24 Board of Education meeting, Schuylerville Elementary School second grade teacher Gwyn Reeves was appointed as the district’s Grades K-5 Dean of Students, a Teacher on Special Assignment position, after interviews of several, highly-qualified candidates. A long-term substitute position has been posted to fill Mrs. Reeves’ role through the end of the school year. Once a teacher has been secured, Mrs. Reeves will work in tandem with the person in the classroom until the students and teacher are acclimated and comfortable with the transition and be readily available to help the new hire once he/she takes over.
The Grades K-5 Dean of Students was created in an effort to offer an array of supports directly for the elementary building this year:
- Social/emotional support for students
- Behavior management assistance
- Serve as an additional resource for K-5 faculty and staff
Reeves is a certified elementary and special education teacher who began working at Schuylerville CSD in 2004. She has taught second and third grade students, some years as an inclusion teacher, and also holds certification for therapeutic crisis intervention in schools.
“Gwyn is an exceptional educator and well-respected among her colleagues, students, and families she has worked with,” said Elementary School Principal Rose Beckett. “She is a model for establishing an excellent learning environment and continually meets the needs of all of her students. I look forward to collaborating with Gwyn and working with her in this new capacity. I am confident she will make a wonderful impact on our school building as Dean of Students.”
“After 19 years of classroom teaching, 17 of which were spent in Schuylerville, I felt that it was time to pursue the next step in my professional journey,” said Reeves. “While I am looking forward to the next steps in my career, I will miss working with my second graders on a daily basis. However, I am excited to remain in the elementary school and work to support all K-5 students and staff. Some of my most satisfying experiences as a teacher have come from helping students gain academic and behavioral successes. As Dean of Students, I hope to continue to make a positive impact in a school community that is very special to me.”
Reeves will begin her new position on Feb. 15.