Watershed Expands with New Dean of Students Position

Watershed School has expanded its faculty with the creation of a new Dean of Students position and the promotion of Jude Masseur to take on the new role.   Jude Masseur has been teaching History at Watershed since 2009, served as its curriculum coordinator during the 2014-2015 school year, and most recently served as the interim Director of Brown University’s Graduate Program in History Education.  She also teaches a senior seminar at Watershed linked to the Camden Conference theme of “The New Africa”.  
According to Ms. Masseur, her new role  “provides additional support to students and families, with the ultimate goal of maximizing our individual approach to education.” This role will also further the work of the faculty’s development of Watershed’s “Foundational Skills” curriculum. This curriculum, the result of three years of faculty collaboration,  is designed to focus the work of the community on twelve criteria determined to provide Watershed students with the skills they need to succeed in college and beyond. 
More specifically, the Dean of Students will work closely with students to structure and develop a performance-based, digital portfolio of academic work based on Watershed’s Foundational Skills.  In addition, Ms. Masseur will create a process for faculty members to observe one another’s teaching to enhance their ability to link teaching practice to performance-based assessments and to engage more frequently with colleagues to learn from and with one another.  
Watershed School is an independent high school located in Camden, Maine serving students who are looking for a challenging academic program in the context of a supportive school culture.  Watershed is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a Maine State Approved High School.    For further information, please call (207) 230-7341 or visit our website at www.watershed-school.org