Berger on a roll in NPHS community

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Berger on a roll in NPHS community

A Berger Well Done - North Penn High School's Mr. Kyle Berger has kept himself busy since join the faculty in 2006.

A Berger Well Done - North Penn High School's Mr. Kyle Berger has kept himself busy since join the faculty in 2006.

Brianaa Iannuzzi

A Berger Well Done - North Penn High School's Mr. Kyle Berger has kept himself busy since join the faculty in 2006.

Brianaa Iannuzzi

Brianaa Iannuzzi

A Berger Well Done - North Penn High School's Mr. Kyle Berger has kept himself busy since join the faculty in 2006.

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TOWAMENCIN- From growing up in a large community, and learning in North Penn Schools, Kyle Berger will always be able to say his community and North Penn are like his second home. Berger has been teaching at North Penn High School for thirteen years and has been thriving in many different roles.

Berger attended The North Penn School District from kindergarten through twelfth grade. While loving his moments in elementary and middle school, high school is when he branched out and involved himself in multiple after school activities. He was a part of North Penn Television and was also a member of the boys wrestling team. At NPTV Berger found his niche, and has taken off in a broadcasting and video ever since.

“When I was a student here, there wasn’t a TV class. It was all extracurricular, and I think as a sophomore I was like, you know what, I want to do football games on TV or whatever and in ninth grade at Penndale, we did the morning announcements and ever since then I had always been interested in being a play by play announcer,” said Berger.

After Berger graduated from North Penn, he attended the University Of Miami. While Studying in the Communications major a lot was happening in Miami sports, which gave Berger the opportunity to grow and pursue many opportunities in his early 20s.

“I went down to Miami and I was doing stuff on the radio my freshman and sophomore year and I had four great years there- four amazing years of sports, for the football team, basketball and baseball team. They were all good when I was there. I have a national championship ring from the football team. I broadcasted two college world series. I did it all,” explained Berger.

Not only did Berger get to explore the sports of his university, he also was able to travel with all of the teams and explore the country while doing what he loved.

I got to see all of the country. I went to Albuquerque, New Mexico with the Women’s basketball team for the NCAA tournament. I just had a great opportunity to see the country and do what I love”

— Mr. Kyle Berger on his college years at Miami

“I went to three major bowl games my last three years there. I got to see all of the country. I went to Albuquerque, New Mexico with the Women’s basketball team for the NCAA tournament. I just had a great opportunity to see the country and do what I love,” Berger expressed.

After college, for a couple of years, Berger worked professionally as a play by play announcer for Minor League Baseball. In the summer of 2006 he received a call from, Bob Gillmer, head of North Penn Television, asking Berger to come back and teach, due to the influx of many kids added to the school and a burgeoning broadcast course offering. When Berger received the position, he was excited to be able to teach students about a career for which he is very passionate.

“I took the position, and I took it because I really enjoy the interaction with young folks, and kind of showing them a way to maybe find a career path in whatever it may be in the aspect of film or TV or radio or journalism,” said Berger.

Gillmer decided to call Berger because he knew how much energy he had and knew this would be the perfect fit for him.

“When we found out we needed another teacher I automatically thought of Mr. Berger. He has energy, an awesome degree in communications and would be a great fit with kids, explained Gillmer.

Although Berger was not certified as a teacher while he was teaching, he went back to school and earned his degree in education, as well as his Masters Degree, and has been at it ever since he received his diplomas.

As if being busy with teaching and NPTV isn’t enought, Berger is also busy with the position as, Director of Student Activities and is also a wrestling officiator and a sportscaster for WNPV radio. From helping to plan North Penn proms to Mini Thon, and now officiating states wrestling tournaments, Berger does it all.

I was always involved because I think the school experience is not 7:21 to 2:12. There is a lot of stuff that happens outside the classroom that really makes the experience of a high school different”

— Mr. Kyle Berger

“When I first started as a teacher, I was the assistant wrestling coach and then became a student government co-adviser. But, as a student here and in college I was always involved because I think the school experience is not 7:21 to 2:12. There is a lot of stuff that happens outside the classroom that really makes the experience of a high school different,” Berger explained.

One student, Mike Morasco, has been in Berger’s broadcasting and video production class for two years and has learned a lot not only about communications but also about life from Berger.

“Mr. Berger has really opened my eyes to what it’s like to be thrown all around in life from one job to another. You know, he makes life seem so easy and he has helped me a lot with not only how to pursue a communications major maybe in the future but, pursue a good life as well,” Morasco stated.

From being in the North Penn community as a young child, Berger has seen how much of an impact it has made not only on himself, but his teaching career as well.

“If it hadn’t been for me attending North Penn as a student I don’t know if I necessarily, would have jumped with both feet as a teacher at any other school. Knowing the community, living in the community and knowing a lot of the adults who are in the building from my time here as a student really helped me, and now being here everyday really helps me feel like this is my place, and this is my home,” expressed Berger.

Although his time at the high school may be chaotic, Berger loves to call North Penn his home away from home. It is the place that built him and a community that he will hold special in his heart forever.

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