On November 4, the School gathered in Allen Theater for an address by Stephen Norman, Chair of Berkshire's Board of
Trustees. In a laudatory announcement, he revealed that the School's Interim Head, Pieter Mulder, had been chosen as the School's next Head of School.
A native of Williamstown, Mass., Mr. 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 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%. In the spring of 2013, he was named Interim Head of School.
Mr. Mulder lives on campus in Dixon House with his wife, Lucia, a graduate of Yale University. Lucia is the editor of the Berkshire Bulletin and oversees the school's social media efforts. They have two children, Phoebe, 9, and William, 6.
We are excited to welcome him to his new position and look forward to Berkshire's progress as we move forward. Go Bears!