Muriel Berkeley is a member of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners. She was the founding president of the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) which operates Baltimore City conversion charter schools that serve every family in their zoned neighborhoods. She retired from BCP in 2012.
Berkeley taught for most of her career: in elementary school classrooms in North Hanover Township, New Jersey and Baltimore City; in middle school classrooms in Baltimore City; and in undergraduate and graduate school classrooms at Goucher College, Towson State University and George Washington University.
Berkeley earned a BA in Social Relations at Radcliffe College, Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Social Relations at the Johns Hopkins University.
Currently, Berkeley, in addition to serving on the Baltimore City School Board, serves on the Advisory Board of OSI-Baltimore, the Board of Trustees of the International Institute for Restorative Practices, and the Board of Trustees of the National Institute for Direct Instruction.