Dr. Jerome Chermak Named Headmaster of University School of Nova Southeastern University.FORT LAUDERDALE Fort Lauderdale (lô`dərdāl), residential, commercial, and resort city (1990 pop. 149,377), seat of Broward co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast; settled around a fort built (c.1837) in the Seminole War, inc. 1911. , Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 10, 1999--
Dr. Jerome S. Chermak of Coral Springs Coral Springs, city (1990 pop. 79,443), Broward co., SE Fla.; inc. 1963. Largely residential, it is a city that has grown rapidly along with the southern Florida and Fort Lauderdale area. The population of Coral Springs nearly doubled between 1980 and 1990. has been appointed Headmaster of University School of Nova Southeastern University The University School of Nova Southeastern University, also known as the "University School" is a fully accredited, independent, college preparatory school that serves grades Pre-K through Grade 12. The school resides on the grounds of Nova Southeastern University. , announced Tiffany Field, Ph.D., Dean of the NSU NSU Nonspecific urethritis, see there Family and School Center. Chermak, who has been with University School for 17 years and was most recently serving in the position of Associate Headmaster, was awarded the Headmaster position after a national search.
"We believe that Dr. Chermak has the character, vision, credentials and administrative experience which will enable him to lead the school to a new level of academic excellence," Dr. Field said.
Dr. Chermak officially assumed the Headmaster position as of July 1, 1999. His responsibilities include supervision of University School's Davie campus (pre-kindergarten through grade 12), Coral Springs campus (pre-kindergarten through grade 8), all summer programs, and Camp Nova.
Dr. Chermak says he intends to continue to strengthen University School's reputation as one of the leading and most prestigious independent schools in Florida.
"University School is known for its exceptional level of education and commitment to excellence in academics, technology, the arts, and athletics, and dedication to community service. As Headmaster, my goal is to build on those strengths and to capitalize on Cap´i`tal`ize on`
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Originally named Nova University of Advanced Technology, the university was chartered by the state of Florida in 1964 as a graduate institution in the physical and social sciences. to provide unique and exceptional learning opportunities for University School students," Dr. Chermak said.
In addition to his most recent position as Associate Headmaster, Dr. Chermak's tenure at University School has included serving as Director of the Lower School, Director of the Middle School, Social Studies Department Chair, and teacher. He is a past president and director emeritus of the Association of Independent Schools of Florida and was recently appointed by Florida Education Commissioner Tom Gallagher to serve on his NonPublic School Advisory Council. Dr. Chermak is also an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University. He has taught courses in educational philosophy, curriculum, and social studies education, and he is a prolific writer who has had numerous articles published in professional and popular journals and newspapers.
He received a bachelor's degree in History, a Master of Arts in Teaching Noun 1. Master of Arts in Teaching - a master's degree in teaching
master's degree - an academic degree higher than a bachelor's degree but lower than a doctor's degree degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton Binghamton University, State University of New York, or their officially adopted name, Binghamton University, is a coeducational public research university located in Vestal, New York. , and a doctorate in Education from Boston University. Dr. Chermak lives in Coral Springs with his wife, Sheila, and son David. His son, Douglas, is a college junior.