About

 

Experienced Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in System Management, Educational Technology, Facilities and Bonds, Curriculum Development, Research Writing, and Public Speaking. Strong operations professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused in Curriculum and Instruction, Gifted and Talented Education from University of Toledo. Committee member of two doctoral dissertations. Authored and co-authored over 30 publications and presentations. Currently overseeing $194 million bond program in S&P and Moody’s Aaa rated school district. 

Dr. Kimberly Berman is an Instructional Leader with varied teaching and administrative experiences. Her expertise and licensure are in the areas of Curriculum and Instruction, Gifted and Talented Education, Reading Intervention, and Administration and Supervision. Dr. Berman manages district-wide programs and teams with a focus on supporting a culture of shared accountability and maximizing assessment data to meet the instructional needs and social emotional wellness of all students.

Dr. Kimberly Berman was named as Superintendent for Mill Valley School District in May, 2019. She began her career in Ohio as a second grade teacher and later as a middle school language arts teacher. She then served as a Gifted Consultant to school districts in Northeast Ohio. Once she moved to California, Dr. Berman served as an Assistant Superintendent and then Superintendent for Greenfield Union School District and then as Superintendent of Lemon Grove School District. In each of these roles, she has demonstrated compassion, dedication, and a commitment to students, families, staff, and the community.
Dr. Berman is an excellent collaborator and enjoys working with others. She is driven to constantly bring people together to improve the lives of students. She admires and respects the people with whom she works, is a lifelong learner, and embraces challenges that improve the organization.
Dr. Berman earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Gifted and Talented Education from the University of Toledo. She is a published researcher on teacher training and differentiation, co-author of a book chapter on the origins of gifted education, and presenter both locally and nationally at the National Association for Gifted Children conference and several others. She received a Fulbright Memorial Fund Grant to study education in Japan and a Goethe Institute Grant to study in Germany. She was previously the President-Elect for Ohio Association of Gifted Children region 9 and  an Advisory Board Member for FCMAT, the Fiscal Crisis and Management Team in California. In 2020, Dr. Berman was named as one of 24 nationwide ‘Superintendents to Watch’ by the National School Public Relations Association for her use of communication technology in innovative and effective ways.

Dr. Kimberly Berman has a diverse background and true understanding of the teachers with whom she consults. As a researcher and educator, Dr. Berman is energized by collaboration with others and the opportunity to explore inquiries more thoroughly. Her passion and desire is to ensure high quality learning and socially and emotionally balanced environments and to lead others in moving education forward. She strongly believes that building the leadership capacity within individuals is the key to sustainable success within the school setting.