Mr. Abdihakin serves as the Dean of Student Behavior at TCIS and has been in this role since 2019. Prior to that, he was educational assistant for 13 years at TCIS.
The Dean's Office is a place where students will spend time if they having difficulties with behavior. TCIS has a Restorative Discipline philosophy, which places a learning model on behavior just as we would use for Reading, Math, and other subjects. If Mr. Abdihakin deems it necessary, they will contact families about behavior issues with students. These conversations will include what measures the school has done to help remedy the behaviors and what steps families can do at home to help as well.
TCIS utilizes a PBS (Positive Behavior Supports) model for overall school behavior. Students receive rewards when they are demonstrating school expectations and/or going above and beyond the expectation to help make the school a better place. Students can earn rewards in our school in two primary ways. The first is by following the Camel Code, which is to "Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible." The second way to earn rewards is by learning and applying our Terrific Traits: Self-Control, Friendship, Perseverance, and Empathy.