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Brandon McBee Named Dean of Students at Junior School

Posted on: July 16, 2018
Brandon McBee

Southwest Local School District recently appointed Brandon McBee as Dean of Students for the Junior School. In this new role, McBee will lead the school’s Positive Behavioral Intervention and student discipline efforts.

He will continue teaching 7th grade science, along with being responsible for student safety and behavior.

“There is so much flux at the Junior School level, both socially and emotionally for this age of students,” states Superintendent John C. Hamstra. “Having a person focus on student behavior will enhance our efforts to make the junior school a safe learning environment for all students. I believe that, as Dean of Students, Brandon’s ability to work with and encourage the success of students will result in more positive student behavior and more academic and social growth.”

Similar to Joanne Aghotte’s role at the high school, McBee will coordinate the Junior School’s Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports. He will create consistent expectations for behavior, working with students, teachers and the junior school principal to improve student learning and decrease behavior issues. In addition, he will oversee the school’s Response to Intervention (RTI), which is a small group instruction model.

“The students have always been the number one priority for me so I’m excited to transition into this new role which will allow me the opportunity to have a greater impact on both the students at Harrison Junior School, as well as, the Harrison Community,” McBee states.

McBee has taught science at the Junior School since 2015. Prior to joining the district, he taught at Colerain Middle School and served as a long-term science substitute and as Ohio Graduation Test tutor at Colerain High School.

He graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree and earned a Masters degree in education from Mount St Joseph University. He also holds a principal license through the University of Cincinnati.