Skinner Middle School’s Dean of Discipline is Jessica Hale. Ms. Hale has been a member of the Skinner family for many years. After several years teaching at Skinner, Ms. Hale became the Student Advisor; a role in which she helps promote student growth by encouraging good decision making and offering positive alternatives to misbehaviors.
The Restorative Philosophy at Skinner challenges the idea that suspensions are an effective disciplinary tool; therefore, suspensions are only implemented when absolutely necessary. Instead, Ms. Hale prefers to utilize inclusionary techniques that seek to help students identify how misbehavior impacts their education, as well as the education of their classmates. Some techniques that he uses are:
- After School Intervention• Saturday School
- Community Service (on school grounds) and
- In-School Suspension
We at Skinner understand that the term discipline refers to training, and Ms. Hale’s objective is to help train our scholars to be prepared to make positive choices in life that will help them to become successful adults.