Department of School Climate & Culture

Dr. Jeannette Allen, Director
Sharrin Saintil, Student Climate Coordinator
Desiree Armstrong, Administrative Specialist
Meg Tuccillo, Temporary Policy Liaison (.5)

The Department of School Climate & Culture is responsible for a number of activities that affect the overall climate in the Arlington Public Schools. Among the areas covered by the Department are the following:

  • Student Discipline: Administering on behalf of the Superintendent of Schools the student discipline program, including appeals of disciplinary actions taken at the school-level.
  • Serious Incident Reporting: Monitoring all serious incident reports and reporting as appropriate to local and state authorities.
  • Student Advisory Board: Providing staff support as the liaison for the students who serve on the Arlington School Board’s Student Advisory Board.
  • Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families: Representing the Arlington Public Schools to the Arlington Partnership.
  • Aspiring Leaders: Succession planning series of professional learning opportunities to help promote and strengthen leadership within APS.

We worked with the Arlington Police Department to develop a brochure about interacting with Law Enforcement.
Know Your Rights: Interacting with Law Enforcement brochure  |  Conozca sus derechos: su guía para interactuar con la policía

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