Junior Bernadin is the dean of students at the highly-acclaimed Ron Clark Academy (RCA), an innovative middle school and educator training facility. He has helped to train over 80,000 educators from around the world in-person at RCA, while also helping to provide 200,000 educators online training to learn better ways to engage students, increase academic rigor, and create a climate and culture for success. Originally, from Miami, Fl. Mr. Bernadin has held certifications as a Promethean Certified Installer, Microsoft Certified Professional, and Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. He serves as the Dean of Students and works with the cofounders in carrying out the RCA’s culture and climate. In his role as director of information technology, Mr. Bernadin provides all system support to the Academy as well as maintaining and managing all levels of technical support and integration within the school. He is a mentor to our students and a trusted advisor and parent liaison. In conjunction with his daily duties at RCA, Mr. Bernadin spends additional time after hours serving as a coach for the award-winning RCA FLL Robotics Team, 4-time National Champion RCA Step Team, and the 5-time National Champion MATHCounts Video Challenge Team. Additionally, he mentors, trains, and manages students for our Jr. Tech Engineer’s Program.
Outside of RCA, Mr. Bernadin continues to dedicate himself to serving youth and the Atlanta community. He serves on the board of directors for Dance Canvas, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities and venues to increase the awareness of professional dance in Atlanta. He also serves on the board of directors for Building Future Leaders, whose purpose is to establish a set of dynamic, experiential leadership development curricula targeting a wide range of audiences, including but not limited to, high school youth, university students, and professionals. He is also a member and mentor for 100 Black Men of South of Metro Atlanta and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
For his dedication to service and pursuit of excellence, Mr. Bernadin has been recognized as a Walmart Community Playmaker, Florida State University Thirty Under Thirty, Georgia Trend Magazine 40 Under 40, the Forbes Technology Council, an Inductee of Alpha Sigma Nu National Honors Society, a Creative Research Fellowship for the 7th District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and one of the People Behind the People sponsored by McDonald’s and TVOne. He was recently accepted into the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2021.