Kara Cross - Residential Life Coordinator

Kara Cross lives in Hancock’s carriage house with her husband Ian, son Russell, and two dogs, Rocky and Rex.  Kara has an extensive background in residential programs. Having grown up on the Taft School’s campus, Kara has a deep understanding of the benefit from living, learning, and playing as a residential student. She appreciates that this family-like atmosphere leads to strong bonds that allow for learning experiences far beyond the classroom. Kara has both a Master's Degree in English from the University of Vermont and Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of New England. She previously taught, coached, and was part of the residential staff at Blair Academy.
Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves. Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.