Faculty Feature Friday: Dr. Luke Berryman, Gifted Coordinator and Director of Academic Summer Programming
Dr. Luke Berryman serves as Roycemore School‘s full-time, on-site Gifted Coordinator as well as Director of our academic summer programming. Dr. Berryman’s career in education began in 2011 at The University of Cambridge, where he was a College Lecturer and a Director of Studies. He went on to teach in a British secondary school. In 2015, he joined Oxbridge Academic Programs, a New York-based company that runs study-abroad programs for middle- and high-school students. His work with Oxbridge took him everywhere from the Canadian Northwestern Territories to the urban jungle of Metro Manila! He moved to Illinois with his wife (who comes from Chicago) in 2020. At Roycemore, as Gifted Coordinator, Dr. Berryman collaborates with students, faculty, and parents to provide gifted support across the community. As Director of the school’s academic summer programming, he plans and manages all aspects of Inspiration Factory and RoyceX.
Luke says: “The simple answer to why I teach is because I love teaching! I consider myself a lifelong learner, and the students have a huge impact on me. Their inquisitiveness fires my thinking and changes the way I see the world every day. I hope to be able to reflect some of their own enthusiasm back at them as we go on our journey together.”
Luke is also the founder and manager of The Ninth Candle, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending antisemitism by sharing knowledge.
To learn more about Roycemore’s Gifted Programming or Summer Camp Programs, visit www.roycemoreschool.org.