Dawkins Named QHS Assistant Principal
July 10, 2012 - Timothy Dawkins was recently named an assistant principal at Queensbury High School after spending the last eight years as the 10th- through 12th-grade guidance counselor. Among many new responsibilities, Dawkins will assist with added evaluation requirements under new state regulations related to annual professional performance reviews for teachers.
“As a building leader, I will continue to ensure our students are college and career ready by working with teachers to improve student growth and achievement. I’m also looking forward to working with our new principal, the faculty and the community on implementing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme,” said Dawkins.
Dawkins will be one of two assistant principals at the high school, with each one filling very different roles in the overall management, support and leadership of the school. For Dawkins, some of his new responsibilities include serving as the Dignity for All Students Act coordinator in accordance with new federal regulations; assisting with the maintenance and preparation of all building records and reports in accordance with New York State Education Department requirements; creating the annual master schedule for classes; coordinating Regents scanning and June test schedules; and taking a primary role for improving graduation rates. He will also handle 10th- and 12th-grade student management – covering more than 600 students – for everything from discipline issues and scheduling classes to senior issues and graduation plans.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Douglas W. Huntley said he was happy to find a qualified and respected professional from within the district to take on the position. “This is a very important role for the high school and the district. Tim Dawkins will bring to his new role both a strong worth ethic and a sincere focus on students,” said Huntley.
Prior to joining Queensbury in 2004, Dawkins was a school counselor at Stillwater Elementary School. Recently, he earned both his School Building Leader and School District Leader certifications from SUNY Plattsburgh. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in human development from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in counseling from the University at Albany. Dawkins is currently a member of the NYS School Counselor Association and the Adirondack School Counselor Association.