Phyllis Curtis-Tweed, who has a stellar record as an educator at institutions of higher learning in the United States, has been named the seventh principal of The Berkeley Institute, a highly regarded and selective preparatory school in Bermuda. The school was founded in 1897 and currently enrolls about 500 students.
Dr. Curtis-Tweed is an alumna of The Berkeley Institute. She then came to the United States and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in foreign language education at the University of Maryland. After spending six years as a teacher in the public schools, she enrolled in the educational psychology doctoral program at Harvard University. While a doctoral assistant she taught courses in statistics and psychology. After earning her doctorate, she conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard and was a lecturer in psychology at Harvard Medical School.
For 10 years, Dr. Curtis-Tweed served on the faculty and in several administrative posts, including assistant and associate provost, at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. For the past four years, she has been dean of the Division of Art, Design, and Humanities at Oakland Community College in Michigan.