The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

Meet Mr. Hunter!

Meet Mr. Hunter!

Charlotte Cuddy and Nora Clabby December 3, 2023

“I’m not a big necktie guy,” said Bruce Hunter, the new Associate Director of College Counseling at Berkeley Prep, regarding the one thing he wishes he could change about his job. Hunter is highly...

Meet Mr. Hoffman!

Meet Mr. Hoffman!

Sanvi Soma, Yasmin Virani, and Avery Metheny November 29, 2023

“I’ve always liked Latin a lot,” said Peter Hoffman. The new Upper Division Latin teacher has been interested in Latin and Roman history since he was in high school. Hoffman stated that the influence...

Meet Mr. Nejman!

Meet Mr. Nejman!

Emma Colitz, Section Editor November 29, 2023

John Nejman is the new Associate Director of College Counseling at Berkeley this year. Counseling at Berkeley after living in Rwanda for a number of years, Nejman says that he was immediately drawn in...

Meet Mrs. Cooper!

Meet Mrs. Cooper!

Kiran Dhaliwal, Neha Varanasi, and Serena Kachhi November 29, 2023

Laura Cooper is the newest addition to our counselors here at Berkeley! From a young age, Cooper has dreamed of becoming a child psychologist, as she has a passion for helping others. She has been counseling...

Meet Ms. Williams!

Meet Ms. Williams!

Emmy Khun, Zoya Jooma, and Laya Kumar November 26, 2023

“Teaching came to me naturally,” said Carmeline Williams, a new Honors Chemistry teacher here at Berkeley. Born in Sri Lanka, Williams has lived in a multitude of places throughout her life—including...

COMPUTER SCIENCE EXPERT:  Mr. Cimmino discusses his role in the Computer Science Department.

Meet Vincent Cimmino!

Connor Reid, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

Vincent Cimmino is the new computer science teacher this year. He teaches both AP® Computer Science Principles and AP® Computer Science A. One of his favorite parts about Berkeley is the freedom he has...

BEFORE THE BIG MOVE: Jason Toy attends his nephew’s wedding in Pennsylvania and is happy for the opportunity to spend time with his family. 

Meet Jason Toy!

Taylor Rauber, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

  Jason Toy is one of our newest additions to the Berkeley community and brings a passionate spirit to our campus. He teaches government and economics, AP European History and Honors Psychology....

HISTROPHILE: Joshua Pincus has a love for history and is excited to share his passion for it with his students.

Meet Joshua Pincus!

Yasmin Virani, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

Please share a warm welcome to one of our newest members of the History department: Joshua Pincus. Coming from Tampa Catholic High School, Pincus is excited to start his new role in the Berkeley community. “I...

CELEBRATING FAMILY ROOTS: Akers poses with a beautiful waterfall in Patones, Spain, where all the houses are made of slate rock.

Saying Hola and Bonjour to Profesora Akers

Avery Methany, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

From the time she was a child, Joana Akers has been learning languages. To date, she speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French and ISS—or International Sign System. She enjoys traveling, spending time...

GLOBETROTTER: When he’s not reading, Pat Mooney enjoys traveling around the world to destinations such as Italy.

Meet Mr. Mooney!

Zoya Jooma, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

“English was my strong suit. And I just felt like hey, this thing that I love is maybe what I’m best at,” said Pat Mooney, one of Berkeley’s new ninth and tenth-grade English teacher. Born and...

A FRESH START: Megan Toy discusses her excitement of being a new Academic Dean and Ninth Grade English teacher.

Meet Mrs. Toy!

Emma Colitz, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

“I’ve always loved to read,” said Megan Toy. Toy serves as a ninth grade English teacher as well as an Academic Dean. She grew up in Maryland and lived there for the majority of her life before moving...

MOORE: Academic Dean and Associate Director of College Counseling

Meet Michael Moore!

Lilly Ross, Photographer November 2, 2022

Please welcome new Berkeley faculty member, Michael Moore! He will be taking on the role of Academic Dean and Associate Director of College Counseling.    Prior to joining the Berkeley community,...

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