Mikaela Berthiaume
Dean of Culture and Instruction, 9th year at St. HOPE


Originally from St. Albans, Vermont, Mikki Berthiaume, better known as Ms. B, earned her degree in Mathematics from Western New England University in 2012.  She then joined St. HOPE as a Founding Corps Member with Teach for America Sacramento. She began her career as the 7th grade math teacher at PS7 Middle before looping up with her scholars to 8th grade math the following year.  During her five years of teaching 8th grade math, Ms. B’s scholars consistently landed among the top performing schools in the city. In 2016, her scholars achieved the highest results of any middle school in Sacramento on the statewide assessment. As a result, in the fall of 2016 Ms. B was named St. HOPE’s Educator of the Year. In 2017, in an effort to broaden her impact on student achievement, Ms. B stepped out of the classroom and into an Instructional Coach role for math teachers and now serves as the Dean of Instruction & Culture for grades 2-9. Ms. B believes that all students are capable of achieving and that the students at St. HOPE are truly the BEST scholars in the city. Her favorite things about working here are building relationships with students and families, helping teach scholars to believe in themselves, and coaching the girls’ basketball team.