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J.J. Jemison

Employee Information
Location(s) Allen
Department(s) Admission
Title(s) Assistant Director, Director of Multicultural Recruitment, Dorm Parent (Allen), Varsity Soccer (Boys), Asst. Coach, Varsity Track & Field, Asst. Coach
Contact Information
School Email
  (Primary)
School Phone
413-229-1327
Education
Degree(s) B.A., Kenyon College
Other Information
'09 
 

Came to Berkshire: 2013

What type of students do you encounter at Berkshire? I encounter a wide variety of students here at Berkshire, passionate about different things but all highly motivated to succeed.  The students are all very friendly and welcoming with strong work ethics.  Berkshire allows them to be comfortable with who they are as individuals while also collaborating with others to achieve their goals. 

How do you see yourself preparing the students for school and for life? I try to share my opinions and advice on things based off of personal experience and knowledge.  Helping students find out who they are and what their priorities are in life.  Then helping them pursue their passions to the furthest extent possible and encouraging them to challenge themselves to do more than they originally thought they could. 

How would you describe your relationship with students, specifically beyond the classroom? I want all the students I work with to feel comfortable enough with me to talk about anything.  I like to establish a foundation of respect and trust so students know they have advocates on their side no matter what; this is their home away from home.

How would you describe the Berkshire community? The Berkshire community is a big family with everyone looking out for one another and supporting each other in their pursuits.  Students should feel enveloped by this community, encouraged to follow their dreams, joining in a collaborative come up while also embracing the unique differences that make all of us special. 

 

Berkshire School

245 North Undermountain Road
 |  Sheffield, MA 01257
 |  T: 413 229 8511

Berkshire School is a co-ed, New England college preparatory boarding and day school offering a rigorous academic course of study in the northeast United States. Our campus, located in Massachusetts, has state-of-the-art academic, artistic and athletic facilities on a stunning 400-acre campus in the Berkshires.

Berkshire School received 5 out of 5 stars from over 3 Google reviews.
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