Dean of Students and Director of Technology
Mr. Junior Bernadin joined the Ron Clark Academy family in June of 2009. Originally from Miami, Florida, Junior received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and obtained his master’s degree from Regis University. He currently holds certifications as a Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Promethean Certified Installer, and Mental Health First Aid USA.
In his role as the Dean of Students, he works with the cofounders in carrying out the school’s culture and climate. He serves as a positive influence and leader among students, staff, and parents to help implement the school’s mission and vision. He also serves as the Director of Information Technology where he provides all system support to the Academy as well as maintaining and managing all levels of technology support and integration within the school. In conjunction with his daily duties at RCA, Mr. Bernadin spends additional time after hours serving as a coach for the RCA award-winning First Lego Robotics team, MAD about Mattering Team, and the 3-time National Step Team Champions, the Essentials Step Team. Furthermore, he serves as a member of the Promethean Administrator Advisory
Prior to RCA, Mr. Bernadin was worked a Customer Support Specialist for Handshake Software, Systems Field Engineer at a DELL Service Center, Technology Support Specialist at Infinity Software, and a Student Partner/Brand Ambassador for Microsoft.In 2012, Mr. Bernadin was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu National Honors Society. He was also the 2012 Creative Research Fellowship recipient for the 7th District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. as well as the 2012 Denver Chapter of ISACA Scholarship Recipient.
Later that year, Mr. Bernadin was selected as part of the inaugural class of Florida State University Alumni Association’s “Thirty Under Thirty” Award which recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of FSU’s young alumni.Mr. Bernadin is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., a member of the National Society of Black Engineers as well as the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
In the past, he has enjoyed mentoring the youth and volunteering his time with organizations including (but not limited to) Hosea Feed the Homeless, the American Red Cross, YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Miracle Network, Big Bend Cares, Kids Incorporated, and the Leon County Humane Society. Mr. Bernadin currently resides in Atlanta with his wife Tashinea.