Monarch Global Academy Laurel, a public contract school with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, named Kate Dreibelbis dean of students. Dreibelbis is a strategic leader and behavioral specialist with experience supporting children with a wide range of behaviors.
“Kate comes to us with a plethora of knowledge and experience. She is leading our student support team, ensuring they are meeting the needs of our school community. Our virtual environment has created many challenges, and Kate has taken the initiative to connect with families for support,” Monarch Global Academy Principal Donna O’Shea said.
As dean of students, Dreibelbis works with students, family and staff members to motivate positive and appropriate student behavior and works with an interdisciplinary team to create and implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports schoolwide programs. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is a framework for improving student outcomes.
Prior to coming to Monarch Global Academy Laurel, Dreibelbis was dean of students for the past two years at Monarch Academy Annapolis, which she joined in 2017 as a student support coach. Dreibelbis previously worked for the Episcopal Center for Children in Washington, D.C., as director of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, coordinator of behavioral support specialists and behavioral support specialist.
She graduated from High Point University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in human relations and earned a Master of Education degree from Concordia University. Dreibelbis also has an applied behavior analyst certification from Penn State University.
Monarch Academy charter and contract schools in Annapolis, Glen Burnie and Laurel, Maryland, are affiliate members of The Children’s Guild Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations and dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health and national training and consultation services. Affiliates of The Children’s Guild Alliance include The Children’s Guild, The Children’s Guild D.C. Public Charter School, The Academy for Working Students (TAWS), TranZed Apprenticeships, Transformation Education Institute and The National Children’s Guild Fund.