Dr. Jerome Chermak Named Headmaster of University School of Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Jerome S. Chermak of Coral Springs has been appointed Headmaster of University School of Nova Southeastern University, announced Tiffany Field, Ph.D., Dean of the NSU 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 the vast resources of Nova Southeastern University 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 degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton, 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.