Matthew Berryman - Principal

Matthew Berryman


Academy Prep Junior High School

& Virtual Academy 

Teresa Howard - Vice Principal

Teresa Howard

Vice Principal

Palmdale Junior High

I have been in education since 07’ where I began my teaching career at the Junior High level. Since then, I have taught all grade levels of English (honors and on-level) and AVID. I am happily married to my wonderful husband, have 5 children, and two grandchildren. What I love about education is the power it has to change lives! I truly believe that education is freedom to become anything you want to be in this life. One of my favorite quotes, by Ray Bradbury says, “Love what you do and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.” It takes grit and resilience to achieve your goals and to obtain an education where you can “do what you love” everyday, but everything is possible when you set your mind to it! I am living proof of that!