Berkley Schools is 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. Berkley High School was named by Newsweek as one of America’s Best and Most Challenging High Schools, Berkley School District was named among the Top 25 School Districts in Michigan by Niche, and for the past ten 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 employees, administrators, and a Board of Education who are committed to providing an environment conducive to all aspects of learning. In the Berkley School District, all are welcome.
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. Employees are also enrolled in a pension plan through the State of Michigan Office of Retirement Services.
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.
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 Learning and Support
Berkley School District values continuous learning and growth. We offer development professional learning ranging from a district-wide orientation, and individualized feedback, development, and coaching, 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 an orientation in August 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.
All new professional staff members are assigned a mentor for their first two years of employment with the district. Mentors and new teachers collaborate in a series of 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 be eligible to enroll their children in the Berkley School District.
Berkley School District employees enjoy a discount when using our district preschool, child care programs and/or latchkey programs.