Each school year brings new energy, new students, as well as new staff to CRS. This year (fall of 2019) we feel extremely fortunate to welcome Ms. Tamara (Tammy) Berick to CRS as our new school counselor.
Ms. Berick’s first few weeks with students at CRS have been fantastic. She has been enjoying the opportunity to get to know so many students from diverse backgrounds and appreciates that her role at CRS allows her to engage students and to help them to embrace and manage every facet of school. She has found the fun conversations and jokes over lunch to be a fabulous introduction to CRS.
Ms. Berick grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she had hiking trails to the mountains from her house. Ms. Berick started undergrad as a political science major. After spending time working on the Hill, she decided to redirect her focus to solving problems at the school level.
Ms. Berick has always loved working with kids. She has fond memories of when she was in elementary school and played teacher; she had a roster of students and her dolls helped her complete her homework. Following her graduation from American University with a B.A. in Psychology, she worked as a preschool teacher. She then returned to school to obtain her M.A. in Counseling from The George Washington University. She was working at an elementary school in Washington, D.C., before deciding to join CRS.
When Ms. Berick is not helping students at school, she enjoys cooking from her Community-Supported Agriculture program, taking road trips to hike and explore, visiting family in Arizona, and spinning with cycle classes—she strives for twenty classes a month!
Joining CRS is not the only exciting adventure Ms. Berick is embarking on this year. Ms. Berick and her spouse (a native Washingtonian) are delighted to be growing their family this fall.
Congratulations Ms. Berick and welcome to CRS! We are thrilled to have your wisdom and experience to help our students navigate the adventures of elementary school.