Joseph W. Seivold joined Berkeley Preparatory School as its sixth Headmaster in 2011. He oversees a thriving, 86-acre campus that is home to 1,408 students and approximately 300 faculty and staff. Under his leadership, Berkeley has grown into a nationally regarded, top-tier independent day school. Guided by an ambitious school Master Plan aimed to enhance the campus infrastructure and grow the endowment, Mr. Seivold played a key role in fundraising during two capital campaigns, securing $65 million in the Above & Beyond campaign and nearly $30 million during the Berkeley Now, Berkeley Forever effort. He has also helped launch and implement innovative programs and services like the Berkeley Academy, the Berkeley Center for Advanced Experiential Learning, the Berkeley Food Pantry, and various age-appropriate, STEM-based learning programs.
In addition to leading Berkeley, Mr. Seivold serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Council of Independent Schools, and teaches in FCIS’s Prospective Heads Institute. He is also on the advisory board of Theorem Media. Mr. Seivold graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in history, and he holds a master's degree in Education Administration from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. While at UNC, Mr. Seivold was an Academic All-American and a four-time All-American lacrosse player, and in October of 2021 he was inducted into the USA Lacrosse National Hall of Fame.