Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Innovation
Formerly one of our Kindergarten teachers, Dr. Natalie Berberian is responsible for enhancing and evaluating curriculum for grades K-6. Each year an additional grade level will be added. Dr. Berberian helps to ensure that instruction and materials are challenging, and innovative, meeting student needs, and helping to prepare them for the next level. She also serves as a resource for teachers, planning professional developments that will ensure that our teachers and our school are always at the forefront in regard to curriculum and instruction. Dr. Berberian’s philosophy when approaching curriculum and learning is that it should never be boring. She believes that relying solely on textbooks is limiting and dull. Instead, she sees learning both inside and outside of the classroom as pieces of a puzzle.
Reading, Writing, Math, Social Emotional Learning, Science, and more are all interconnected, and when joined together in a cohesive manner, make learning more impactful, meaningful, and natural. The way to achieve this cohesion is by enhancing and enriching the curriculum. Dr. Berberian has been working in education for the past several years and has received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California with a specialization in K-12 leadership. She also has a Master's in Early Childhood Education from Loyola Marymount University. She has been a speaker at statewide conferences and various workshops and has conducted many presentations for teachers, professionals, therapists, and parents.