Dean renegades


Ailish Lyman

Sophomore Sofija Buzelis has been a dean’s aide this semester and may continue with it in the spring.

For 12 years, the deans aides have been delivering passes and assisting the deans. But what is it like to be a dean’s aide? The main jobs of a dean’s aide include delivering passes and helping with paper organization. So, while you may see them come into your classrooms, hand the passes off, and then leave, they do much more when they return to the dean office, according to Mrs. Kimm Dever, Director of Deans.

“Having aides helps alleviate some of the passes that are delivered by student supervisors so they can be supervising areas of the building throughout the day,” Dever said.

The aides said the role is beneficial in that it gives them school credit and an awareness of the school. 

“[After aiding, I] have better orientation of the school and know where more classrooms are,” said Sofija Buzelis, sophomore. 

Evelyn Fuller, also a sophomore and a deans’ aide, said that she thinks the job is very fun, and much better than taking a study hall.

Most students become aides through a recommendation from their study hall teacher; however, that’s not the only way. 

“Students can request it as their elective by talking to their guidance counselor,” Dever said.

Buzelis was recommended by her study hall teacher, while Fuller simply requested to be an aide and put it on her schedule. Either way, both said that they were happy with their decision to become a dean’s aide and would be thrilled to get the opportunity to do it for another semester.

You can work alone as a dean’s aide or with someone, and both girls have a partner.

“I work with Ailish Lyman, who is a sophomore and we have a lot of fun together,” Buzelis said. “I definitely prefer working with Ailish rather than alone because it wouldn’t be as fun walking around the school alone.”

Fuller also works with a partner, sophomore Mara Levine.

When the aides are done delivering passes, which is their main responsibility, they do some different things. 

“It’s kind of just like a study hall once we have no more jobs,” Buzelis said.

If they are done with homework, and with all of their passes, they also can get to know who works in the deans’ office.

“[We get to ] talk to the ladies in the dean’s office [when we’re done with our work],” Fuller said.

Both deans aides agreed that they were happy to do it and excited to be able to give help to the deans and make it easier for them. 

As for one of the best perks, Buzelis said that the deans bring donuts on Fridays. 

If you are interested in becoming an aide, simply talk to your guidance counselor and see if it can be added to your schedule.