On Tuesday, April 20th, 2010, seventeen upper school deans from our member schools gathered at Landon School to discuss current topics. This meeting followed our student leader breakfast, where selected high school leaders were invited to share their views and thoughts about a variety of issues they and their peers face every day. The deans were given a detailed anonymous transcript from the breakfast, which allowed them to “hear” and respond to the concerns of their students.
The deans expressed their unanimous gratitude for the opportunity to meet. They were able to network and to discuss important topics to which they often respond independently. In addition, they were able to share the differences in their school policies on topics such as discipline, dances, and drugs and alcohol. Deans said that this meeting was more valuable than most, because they were able to talk freely and frankly about serious topics they encounter in their roles as dean of students.