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Welcome to the Deans  corner! 
The Deans are responsible for enforcing the consequences to school rules that are broken by students.  But in doing so all people in the office have the goal of assisting the student to be successful.  All personnel are constantly looking for cues to identify students at risk. There is usually more to the picture than just the act itself.

The goal of the office is to create the proper atmosphere for education with the safety of everyone as the number one concern.  The office promotes the philosophy of students to come to us if they are concerned about another student's well being, be it a drug issue, a potential fight, self harm or bullying of any kind.

There is absolutely no tolerance of any form of bullying.  We do not want silence regarding this issue.  The first goal of the discipline office when dealing with a bullying situation is to not make it worse for the target. We want all targets of this behavior to come to our office so we can help solve the situation.

If any parent or community member is aware of any kind of safety issue they can call one of the Deans directly and we can keep all information confidential. This has helped in the past to identify an issue and prevent something from occurring, catch somebody doing the wrong thing or help a student at risk.

Please feel free to contact any of our staff at any time.


Joe Granish

Departments: Dean

Nick Halic

Departments: Dean, Athletics, Board Members

Angela Piliposian

Departments: Dean

Melissa Reisbord

Departments: Dean

The safety and well-being of all Birmingham students is very important to us.  Here are some safety tips for parents and students:


  • Find safe passages of travel to and from school.  Be aware of your surroundings, walk in groups, and do not loiter at neighborhood shopping centers or restaurants.  If riding Metro, be aware of others on the bus, report any criminal or suspicious activity to LAPD Transit Services Division (888)950-7233
  • Parents should monitor their student’s social media to insure their activities are safe and responsible.
  • Parents should be aware of what their student is bringing to school.  Parents are encouraged to look through their student’s backpacks and purses; making sure students do not bring items not appropriate for school.