Berkley Schools are an Exceptional Place to Work

The Berkley Culture

The Berkley School District has a culture steeped in a tradition of excellence in academics, the fine arts, and athletics. For the past six years, the District was named by the Washington Post and Newsweek as one of America’s Best and Most Challenging High Schools and also for the past three years named one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. These accolades come as a result of students who come to school ready to learn, strong parent and community participation and support, and outstanding teachers, administrators, and a Board of Education who are committed to providing an environment conducive to all aspects of learning.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

The Berkley School District offers a competitive professional salary schedule in comparison to other school districts in Oakland County. Our generous insurance package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with significant district contributions for full time employees.

Shared Commitment to Excellence

Berkley School District is made up of passionate and committed professionals who hold themselves to high expectations and believe without a doubt that every child can learn and succeed.

Supportive Community

A family-friendly, multicultural community truly supports our schools as evidenced by high levels of engagement and participation in school and district level activities.

Professional Development and Support

Berkley School District values continuous learning and growth. We offer development opportunities ranging from a district-wide orientation in August, and individualized feedback, development and coaching for teachers to job-embedded workshops throughout the year.

New Teacher Induction

Our New Teacher Induction Academy is a year-long program to make the transition to Berkley School District a snap. The program begins with a 2½ day orientation in the summer with six follow-up meetings during the school year. Past meeting topics include: Effective Parental Involvement and Communication, Preparing for a Formal Evaluation, Differentiating Instruction for All Learners, and Teachers Professionally Developing Teachers.

Mentoring

All new professional staff members are assigned a mentor for their first two years of employment with the district. Using the Pathways model, mentors and new teachers collaborate in a series of seven structured activities to assist new staff in becoming reflective professionals and address their specific needs as a beginning teacher.

Education of Employees’ Children

Employees who reside outside of the district’s boundaries may enroll their children in the Berkley School District.

District Discounts

Berkley School District teachers enjoy a 5% discount when using our district preschool, child care programs and/or latchkey programs and a 20% discount at the district’s Fitness Center located at the high school.

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