The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

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The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

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,...

SMILES ‘ROUND THE WORLD: Mr. Wahlgren smiles for a photo in his Honors/AP US  history classroom.

Meet Mr. Wahlgren!

Grace Dorion, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

Kurt Wahlgren, otherwise known as Mr. Wahlgren, grew up in Minnesota; however, he spent most of his school life in Cleveland. While at Bowling Green State University for undergrad, he studied secondary...

READING AND RELAXING: Fletcher enjoys reading and wants everyone, even comfort dog Slater, to enjoy it as well.

Welcome Back Mrs. Fletcher!

Tarun Chapalamadugu, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

    “Reading is such an important skill, and I felt like a lot of the learning deficits that students have are because they couldn't read, ” said Allyson Fletcher, a returning librarian...

ACTIVE-HOLIC: Sharon Smith’s daily hobbies include biking, hiking, swimming and lifting weights.

Meet Sharon Smith

Lily Shirmohammad, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

“I have two passions. One is history and one is teaching teenagers. It is something that I have always loved,” said Sharon Smith, a new member of the Berkeley History Department.    In...

Meet Mr. Chahin!

Meet Mr. Chahin!

Laya Kumar, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

Victor Chahin used to teach at St. Pauls in Clearwater. He is excited to get to know the Upper Division students better and be part of the Berkeley community.   “I think taking Spanish...

NEW OCCUPATION: Jenifer Isaacs is ready to tackle her new role as an Academic Dean with the support of her husband Russell and her 3 children Chloe (12-years-old), James (10-years-old) and Luke (7-years-old).

Meet Jennifer Isaacs!

Naomi Parker and Maddie Dean October 18, 2021

Please welcome one of our newest members to the Berkeley faculty Jennifer Isaacs! She is a new academic dean for 9th and 10th grade and a UD math teacher. Though Isaacs has taught math in the previous...

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