Current Position: Superintendent of Schools, Hudson (MA) Public Schools
Brief Bio: Sheldon Berman has been Superintendent of the Hudson (MA)
Public Schools since 1993. As superintendent, he initiated innovations in civic
education, social-emotional learning, service learning, mathematics and science
reform, high school restructuring, teacher evaluation, and computer technology.
A Past-President of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents
(MASS), 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).
Prior to coming to 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.
Berman, Sheldon and Phyllis La Farge, Eds. Promising
Practices in Teaching Social Responsibility. State University of New York
Berman, Sheldon. Childrenís Social Consciousness. State
University of New York Press, 1997.