Interested students share one thing in common: dynamic teachers who bring learning to life. For teaching to be alive with excitement, the faculty must maintain a passion for their subjects and their own thirst for knowledge. Berkeley faculty members are among the finest teachers in their areas, continuously enriching their own learning in a variety of ways. More than 70 percent of our faculty hold advanced degrees and several hold doctorates.
Teachers not only attend, but also conduct seminars and discussions. They regularly seek new avenues to explore and impart discoveries within their fields. In testament to their dedicated pursuit of learning, in a single summer, Berkeley’s faculty received the most National Endowment for the Humanities grants of any school in the nation.
The ultimate recipients are the students, who enjoy the rewards of such scholarly investigations in vibrant classroom discussions and Advanced Placement courses. Furthermore, Berkeley limits class size, so students receive one-on-one attention from these faculty members. Outside the classroom, our teachers have the time to offer extra assistance or to engage in small group discussions that can turn questions into knowledge, excitement into understanding and lessons into life-long learning.
The Berkeley community of professionals:
Is COLLEGIAL. With a professional growth process that involves peer observation across the school, and faculty-led comprehensive support and mentoring of new colleagues, we are invested in our own and each others’ success.
Is DIVERSE. Our faculty identify as White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern and Multi-racial, including faculty who hail from more than 10 countries. We are committed to supporting a culturally diverse faculty and student body in an inclusive community.
Is FORWARD THINKING. Teachers enjoy a 1 to 1 environment and cloud-based collaboration to share with each other and students. The seamless integration of technology helps advance the curriculum, backed up by onsite certified helpdesk support. Berkeley is constantly moving forward.
Is made up of EXPERIENCED, QUALIFIED, LIFELONG LEARNERS. Most of our faculty hold advanced academic degrees and all faculty are supported in our ongoing professional development. We are never satisfied with the status quo.
Is NATIONALLY PROMINENT. We present annually at regional and national educational conferences.
Is SUPPORTIVE OF OUR MISSION. One hundred percent of our faculty and staff have participated in annual giving.
Is WIDELY PUBLISHED. Many of us are published in textbooks, professional journals, books and articles on academic scholarship.
Is RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE in education. We are grant and scholarship recipients, serve in leadership positions on regional and national organizations, and work with colleges and universities to strengthen teacher certification and training.
Is COMMITTED TO FORGING DEEP CONNECTIONS WITH OUR STUDENTS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. BPS teachers coach teams, oversee clubs, chaperone activities and revel in campus life.