Berkeley Academy's Leadership Team

Berkeley Academy is a privately-owned educational institution that consists of a Board of Directors (populated by friends, experts and education enthusiasts) that helps us ensure that we are listening to the needs of our school community and operation. Our approach to our administration is one that is holistic and community-based in nature, as we believe that our greatest shareholders are those who have entrusted us with their most precious assets: our parents.

Peter and Yorlenny
President, Co-founder
Peter J. Swing
Peter J. Swing is the founding President and Co-founder of Berkeley Academy for Multicultural Studies. His term began in 2013.
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Vice President, Co-founder
Yorlenny Aguilar
Yorlenny Aguilar is Berkeley Academy's Vice President and Co-founder. Her term began in 2013.
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Beth Martin
Head of School
Beth Martin
Mrs. Beth Martin is Berkeley Academy's 3rd Head of School. Her term began in Fall 2023.
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Ximena Castillo
Deputy Head of School
Ximena Castillo
Ms. Ximena Castillo is Berkeley Academy's Deputy Head of School. Her term began in 2019.
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Office Manager
Marva Escoe
Marva Escoe is Berkeley Academy's Office Manager. Her term began in 2014.
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