Muriel Berkeley was the founding president of the Baltimore Curriculum Project which operates three Baltimore City charter schools (City Springs School, Hampstead Hill Academy, Wolfe Street Academy) that serve every family in their zoned neighborhoods. She retired from the Baltimore Curriculum Project in 2012, and continues to serve on its board of directors. Berkeley taught for most of her career in elementary schools in North Hanover Township, New Jersey, and Baltimore City; in middle schools in Baltimore City; and in undergraduate and graduate schools at Goucher College, Towson State University, and George Washington University. She has also served as the Greater Baltimore Committee’s first director of education, and briefly as interim dean of continuing education at Baltimore City Community College.
Berkeley earned a BA in social relations at Radcliffe College, Harvard University, and a PhD in social relations at the Johns Hopkins University.