Director of Guidance

Rita R. Dean
4200 Haul Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427
(651) 245-8455

Career Focus

University/College level Dean of Education

Educational Background

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, Golden Valley, MN

1985
Doctor of Education with Counselor Education Major
Area of Study: Program Development and Management

1982
Certificate of Advanced Study in Counselor Education

1983
Master of Science in Education with Secondary Education Major

1981
Bachelor of Science in Education with Biology Comprehensive Major

Professional Experience And Selected Achievements

Benson High School, Golden Valley, MN

1998
DIRECTOR OF GUIDANCE
• Oversee five school counselors and office staff of seven.
• Lead enrollment, orientation and scholarship selection.
• Created budgets and enrollment reports.
• Coordinator between academic and support departments.
• Provide couseling to students and staff.

Crane Park and Morningside High Schools, Golden Valley, MN

1996 – 1998
DEAN/COUNSELOR
• Provided scheduling and academic orientation to 500 students.
• Disciplined with positive, mentoring techniques.

West High School, Golden Valley, MN

1995 – 1996
COUNSELOR
• Provided counseling for academics and personal problems to students and their families.
• Led divorce support groups for students.

Reagan High School District, Golden Valley, MN

1990 – 1995
COUNSELOR
• Provided career guidance and academic counseling for 400 students each year.
• Led new student orientation.
• Founded a multi-cultural student organization.

Kennedy High School, Golden Valley, MN

1988 – 1990
COUNSELOR
• Promoted to counselor position after successful tenure as teacher.
• Organized a club to increase racial relations.

Kennedy High School, Golden Valley, MN

1985 – 1987
BIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR
• Taught biology and scientific labs.
• Prepared individualized education plans.
• Co-sponsored a diversity club.

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1981 – 1985
COUNSELOR, C.H.AN.C.E.
• Provided academic guidance and career solutions.
• Conducted student recruiting from under-represented populations.

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