Campion Academy welcomes Jordan Dubini to the staff. He will be serving as the Assistant Men’s Dean and will be teaching British Literature and Senior Writing classes. We had a chance to sit down for some Q&A to learn a bit more about him.
Tell us a little bit about your background and schooling:
I graduated from Walla Walla University in June of 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in English, with business and religion minors. While at WWU, I had the privilege of being Resident Dean for two years, which began my interest in residence hall administration. This past year I have been substitute teaching in my hometown of Lincoln, CA.
What drew you to Campion Academy?
Campion has a great reputation and is located in a very beautiful part of the country. I have only heard good things about the academy, and I was excited to see the job opening.
Why are you interested in being a dean?
The answer to this is two-part: 1) As a dean, no two days on the job are alike, and that means the job never gets boring. 2) Deans have such an incredible opportunity to enrich the lives of our residents. Creating an inviting and comfortable community in the residence hall allows us to foster the spiritual wellness of the residents, which is a ministry in and of itself.
What are some of your goals for this year in the dorm?
My first goal for this year is to ensure that the transition of two new deans goes very smoothly with all of our residents. Change can impact individuals in different ways, and I want to make sure everyone has a good experience. My second goal for this year is to connect with the residents and see in what ways they think residence hall life can be improved, and work on making those improvements. My last goal is one that transcends the others, and that is to create a valuable relationship with each of my residents.
Since you are also a teacher and will be teaching Senior English, tell us what you are passionate about in teaching English.
Regardless of anyone’s educational or career aspirations, the tools they learn in English classes will benefit them for the rest of their lives. My goal is to set my students up for success regardless of which life path they choose, because everyone needs to know how to write well.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Moving to the Denver area coincides with two of my hobbies! I am a bit of a National Parks nerd, so being so close to the Rocky Mountain National Park is very exciting. I have a National Parks Passport that I am able to stamp at each location I visit, so I plan on getting many new stamps. Another hobby of mine is coin collecting (yes, I’m basically a 90-year-old man, haha!). With the Denver mint now within driving distance, I’ll get to experience that hobby in a new way.
What is a Bible verse that is particularly important to you and why?
Psalm 133:1, “Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!” This verse is important to me because it sets the tone for my goals with the residence hall and our residents. Creating a welcoming spiritual environment in the residence hall opens the door to so many good things.
Jill Harlow, Communication Director