Phone: 224-632-3125


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Jeff Berger-White

Jeff Berger-White teaches English at Deerfield High School, where he has been teaching his entire career. This is the start of his twenty-ninth year. Over that time period, he has taught all grades and all levels. He currently teaches Sophomore English and A.P. Literature and Composition.

In 2007, Jeff was selected as one of Golden Apple’s Teachers of Distinction, and in 2019, Jeff won the Distinguished Secondary Teaching Award (DSTA) from Northwestern University.

Since 1996, Jeff has been a faculty associate at Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking, where he leads workshops for teachers. He holds a B.A. and an M.A.T., both from Boston University.

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