My name is Steve Bunner and I am the Dean of Students at North Madison Elementary School. I started teaching Physical Education and Health in 1979 in a K-8 building in IPS, was a “Home/School Advisor” in Wayne Township, and have been at North Madison Elementary since 1987.
Rationale for the Dean of Students
The Dean of Students leads the school-wide efforts to build and maintain a strong, positive, achievement-oriented school culture where students grow in a warm and supportive environment. The Dean of Students models how to build strong, mutually respectful relationships with students and families and supports teachers to do the same.
The elementary dean of students is an education professional who plays a vital role in the academic success of students. He promotes good attendance rates and ensures school safety and the prevention of campus violence. Additionally, he supports the teaching staff by developing classroom management programs, identifying students with attendance issues or disciplinary problems and addresses those issues with parents to create a positive outcome.
“You cannot change the whole world, and you certainly cannot change other people, but you do have the ability to change yourself. You can have a positive impact in your job, the people with whom you work, and
the entire organization… the choice is up to you”
-Cherie Carter Scott-