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B.R.A.K. Week: Frontline Worker Interviews

December 4, 2020
The Fanfare sits down with several frontline workers to highlight their work, interests and experiences in celebration of Berkeley’s Random Acts of Kindness week

A Celebration of Ms. Frank

With the recent passing of Ms. Jen Frank, one of Berkeley’s Latin teachers, The Fanfare sits down with current students, faculty and alumni to see how she has impacted their lives
November 11, 2020

As soon as Ms. Jen Frank joined the Berkeley community to teach Latin 13 years ago, she quickly became beloved by all. For her co-workers, she could always be counted on for a good laugh or as a motivator....

Katie Fletcher ’21

November 11, 2020

Q: What are the first words that come to mind when you think of Ms. Frank?   A: So, the first one is kind, like the kindest and most purely good person I've ever met. And also, she was hilarious....

Andre Partykevich Interview

November 11, 2020

Q: What are the first words that come to mind when you think of Ms. Frank?   A: I would say, and these aren’t necessarily in any order, but she had a deep concern for her students and not...

Helping the Heroes: Kristen Cleary

Kristen Cleary, one of Berkeley’s English teachers, recounts her experience volunteering in aid of the 9/11 recovery workers
November 9, 2020

For a brief moment, the once-bustling, lively streets of New York City were completely silent. Police officers draped an American flag over the excavated body, then carried it to the ambulance from the...

Samir Saeed ’21

November 9, 2020

Q: What are the first words that come to mind when you think of Ms. Frank? A: Mentor, friend, kind and funny. Ms. Frank was always there for us. She was one of the kindest people that I know; if...

Mrs. McDaniels

November 9, 2020

Q: What were your first impressions of Ms. Frank?    A: I actually had a really great first impression, and she's one of the main reasons I chose to come to Berkeley. She was very honest and...

Jared Watson ’21

November 9, 2020

Q: What are the first words that come to mind when you think of Ms. Frank?   A: She's the easiest person to talk to. She is probably one of the most understanding humans I've ever interacted...

Charlotte Graham

November 9, 2020

Q: What was your first impression of Ms. Frank?    A: I started Latin in fifth grade but I didn't come to Berkeley until ninth grade. Ms. Frank was my Latin teacher in ninth grade, tenth grade...

Nadia Sadanandan ’20

November 9, 2020

Q: What was your first impression of Ms. Frank?   A: I first met her during Latin in my freshman year. I had Mr. D (Phil Dillinger) through Middle School and was pretty nervous for high school and...

Emily Dolgin

November 9, 2020

Q: What are the first words that come to mind when you think of Ms. Frank?    A: Patient, nurturing, brilliant, hilarious, our “School Mom”   Q: What is your favorite memory...

Weston Poe ’22

November 9, 2020

Q: What are the first words that come to mind when you think of Ms. Frank?   A: She’s very straightforward. Direct. She was very sincere… and she cared a lot about all her students [...]...

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