Former student appointed new Berkeley Institute deputy principal
A former Berkeley Institute student will be returning to the school as its deputy principal next month.
Kali Douglas, who previously taught science subjects at the school, was selected after “an intense, robust and competitive recruitment process”.
Ms Douglas, who has more than 20 years of teaching experience, was previously the deputy principal and acting principal of Dellwood Middle School. She has degrees in biology, natural resource and environmental management, and teacher education.
Ms Douglas said she was “overwhelmed” to be appointed to the post at her “cherished alma mater”.
She said: “Returning to the institution that has played an instrumental role in shaping my academic, professional and personal journeys holds a special place in my heart. It is my promise that I will give my all to contribute meaningfully to uphold the school’s rich legacy and enhance our shared vision of educational excellence.
“I am also excited to play a major role during this pivotal time in public education as The Berkeley Institute valiantly navigates school transformation, specifically the Signature Learning Programmes.
“It is my belief that if we embrace innovative teaching methodologies, personalised learning approaches and incorporate modern technologies, we can create dynamic and engaging educational environments.
“Moreover, this transformation encourages active participation, critical thinking and adaptability, enabling our students to develop essential skills for the rapidly changing world.
“I am looking forward to building positive relationships and working alongside the faculty, students, parents and alumni. Together we will continue to cultivate a place of learning that nurtures not only academic excellence but also values such as compassion, resilience and collaboration.
“Let us work hand in hand to shape the future of our school, inspiring generations of students to come.”