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Sheldon H. Berman, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS)

Sheldon Berman Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) welcomed Dr. Sheldon Berman as new superintendent in 2007. Prior to taking the helm at JCPS, Dr. Berman was teh Superintendent of the Hudson (MA) Public Schools for 14 years.

Dr. Berman is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Association of School Administratorsí Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year Award for outstanding leadership and achievement (2003) and Presidentís Technology Award for vision and leadership in technology integration (2005). The latter award was due to his work in developing the first virtual high school in the country.

Sheldon Berman with Candyce Clifft Prior to his position at Hudson, Dr. Berman was founder and President of Educators for Social Responsibility. He is the author of Childrenís Social Consciousness (1997) and Promising Practices in Teaching Social Responsibility (1993) as well as numerous articles and book chapters on civic education, character education, service-learning, virtual education, and education reform.

Dr. Berman received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Education from Harvard University. He is a devoted husband and father of three school-age sons and is a self-described "ice hockey dad."

Program 307
Louisville native William Mapother, star of screen and stage; behind-the-scenes at Actors Theatre of Louisville's props department; details on a whole new ball game for the UofL Lady Cards; Louisville aviation highlights. (#307)