A Message from the Interim Head of SchooI
I am honored to have been appointed Berkshire School’s interim head of school. Since coming to Berkshire in 2005, I have had the opportunity to serve as its Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of College Counseling, teacher of Calculus, coach, and, perhaps my favorite role, advisor.
In my eight years, I have seen the school flourish, with record numbers in admissions and more support than ever from the school’s alumni and parent bodies. There have been successes in every corner of campus -- INTEL Science Talent Search semi-finalists, Scholastic Art Award national medalists, championship athletic teams, remarkable theater and music productions and personal triumphs in the classrooms and on the stages and studios, that happen through the sheer hard work and determination of a single student, trying his or her best in a community that cultivates success.
My fondest moments at Berkshire have always been the impromptu interactions with students across campus since it is their triumphs and struggles, their ever-evolving interests, and their hopes, that ultimately define the success of any school. From this perspective, Berkshire has never been stronger. Our talented, committed and engaged faculty are inspiring students to achieve their potential every day. Students respond to those challenges and the culture on campus has truly thrived.
Berkshire is a school with deep roots and a very proud trajectory, and I look forward to leading it into the future.
A native of Williamstown, Mass., Pieter Mulder earned his B.A. from Williams College in American Studies with minors in Architecture and Environmental Science, and his M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University in Mathematics with a concentration in Creative Writing. He has taught at the American School in Switzerland; Westminster School, where he also served as Assistant Dean of Faculty; and the Met Center High School in Providence, R.I., an innovative Big Picture public high school funded by the Gates Foundation.
He began his Berkshire career as the Dean of Academic Affairs in 2005 and has served as a member of the senior administrative team since then. In 2010, he was appointed Director of College Counseling, overseeing a college counseling program in which the percentage of Berkshire graduates earning acceptances to the most selective colleges and universities increased to nearly 90%.
Pieter lives on campus in Dixon House with his wife, Lucia,and their children Phoebe, 8,and William, 6.