RPCS Announces New Middle School Dean of Students

RPCS Announces New Middle School Dean of Students
Roland Park Country School (RPCS), an independent school for girls in grades K-12 with a coed preschool, recently announced the appointment of Tiana Redfern Oguaman, 1999, current English Department Chair and Middle and Upper School English Teacher, as the next Middle School Dean of Students, effective July 1.
A proud graduate of RPCS, Tiana has been a faculty member here for nine years. Throughout her tenure at Roland Park Country School, she has excelled in many roles, including K-12 English Department Head, K-8 English Department Head and Upper School and Middle School Advisor. She has also served as a faculty sponsor for numerous Upper School and Middle School clubs and organizations, including the Student Diversity Association and Black Student Union. Tiana has led and collaborated on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) task forces and has served as a member on the Admissions committee. She is beloved by both her students and colleagues.
“One of Tiana’s greatest strengths is her deep knowledge of how to ensure that students are thriving at RPCS,” said Head of School Caroline Blatti. “Kind, thoughtful and empathetic, she leads by example with our students. The Middle School students and faculty will benefit greatly from her wise counsel and guidance as our new Middle School Dean of Students.”
In her new role, Tiana will support and shape the student culture within the Middle School. She will work closely with Margaret Lofgren, the school’s new incoming Head of Middle School, Elisha James in her Director of K – 12 Student Life and Engagement role, counselors, learning specialists and the faculty and advising teams in the Middle School. In collaboration with Margaret, Tiana will enforce, interpret, and revise rules and codes of conduct, ensuring that they are developmentally appropriate, consistent with the school’s philosophy, clearly articulated and clearly understood by students and adults.
As a member of the All-School Student Wellness and Engagement team, Tiana will work closely with advisors, counselors and teams to address issues of the student body and/or individual students. She will also support all of the Middle School faculty to ensure a safe and secure environment, including coaching them when needed with classroom management or handling of sensitive student issues. Additionally, Tiana will support the Middle School Head in her absence, by overseeing the tasks of day-to-day operations (such as morning meeting, fire drills, faculty supervision, etc.) of the Middle School community. Tiana will also continue teaching two sections of Middle School English.
“I’m excited to take on this new leadership role and hope to continue the tradition of creating powerful, compassionate, and authentic future leaders,” Tiana said. “It has always been my goal to make every child feel not only seen and heard, but accepted and embraced. I look forward to helping RPCS students discover the best versions of themselves.”