... a Thestral Patronus suddenly appears in the Great Hall, and begins to speak in the low, musical voice of a young man ...
Good evening, to you all. It is with deep regret that I introduce myself to you all thusly, but an unexpected incident at the Ministry has kept me here in London. My name is Lucrezio Aidan Michaels, Deputy Head of the Department of Magical Education, a proud Alumnus of Slytherin House, and your new Dean of Students. Headmistriss Oshiro has invited me to Hogwarts into this brand new position to strengthen the ties between the Ministry and the School. More of my background can be learned from a letter that shall be posted on my office door later this evening.
I want to assure you all that my appointment has absolutely no parallels to the sinister malignity of Dolores Jane Umbridge. I am here to advise your Headmistress and Professors on curricula, maintain student excellence in and out of the classroom, and relate your concerns, needs, and otherwise heretofore unstatements to the Ministry. Further, co-curricular activities such as Quidditch, House Socials, Hogsmead Excursions, and student clubs will now be under my umbrella of management. I will hold office hours on the sixth floor every morning from 7:30 AM until noon, Wednesday through Saturday, and will be offering a partial credit course in Magical Leadership when we resume term. I am very much looking forward to meeting you all in person. Until then, good luck in your classes!
... the Patronus flurishes its wings briefly before vanishing ...
... a pinned piece of parchment materializes on the Dean's Office Door...
Lucrezio Aidan Michaels, Aidan to everyone but his mother, is the third generation of his family to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. After emigrating from Newport, Rhode Island, his grandfather, Perscio Michaels, attended Hogwarts for the last two years of his education, took a position at the Ministry of Magic, and settled his family in Westminster, London. The Michaels have since gone on to climb the social ladder in Wizarding Circles, rising in wealth and political power. Michaels' usually get sorted into in Slytherin.
After his 6th year, Aidan was offered an internship in the Department of International Magical Cooperation, which he was able to participate in whilst still attending classes by a special amendment to the Anti-Disapparation Charm. By the time Aidan completed his education at Hogwarts School, he had already secured his position in the Ministry as an assistant to the Minister for Magic. Since then, he has held positions in the DIMC, DMT, DRCMC, and DMLE. For the past 4 years he has been with the DME, and last year was promoted to Deputy Department Head as the Director of the Office of International Magical Education Standards and Compliance, a position he holds concurrently with his position of Dean of Students at Hogwarts. Aidan spends the majority of his week at Hogwarts, where his duties as Dean include teaching a magical leadership course and student discipline, so that he can implement and oversee the standards his office issue.
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