Annual Institute 2019

Director of Institutional Advancement
Randolph School





Mr. Bernick is Director of Institutional Advancement at Randolph School in Huntsville, Alabama. In his thirteenth year at Randolph, he works to generate and sustain awareness of, attraction toward, enrollment in, affection for, support of, and collaborative engagements with Randolph School to effect the constant improvement and expansion of educational opportunities for current and future Randolph students. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music and a Master’s Degree in Education from Vanderbilt University’s George Peabody College. His teaching experience includes classroom facilitation, guest lecturing, individual instruction, and ensemble direction. Beginning his career as a music educator, he served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Vanderbilt University, where he conducted the Spirit of Gold Marching Band, the indoor marching ensemble “Encorps”, the Vanderbilt Community Band, and the Basketball Pep Band. Additionally, he worked as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor for middle and high school programs throughout Middle Tennessee. In 2007, he joined the faculty of Randolph School serving students in grades 4 through 12. As Director of Bands, he doubled the enrollment of the band program and led the program to receive consistent superior ratings. In 2009, alongside his work as a band director, he became Director of Visual and Performing Arts for Randolph, representing the arts faculty and overseeing curriculum for all aspects of arts programming, Kindergarten through 12th grade. Upon its opening in 2009, Mr. Bernick managed the Thurber Arts Center as an educational space for Randolph students and a performance venue for the Huntsville community. He developed a number of partnerships between the School and other community organizations in an effort to fulfill the public purpose of a private school. In 2016, Mr. Bernick became a member of Randolph School’s executive leadership team and began overseeing the work of admissions, development, and communications. Mr. Bernick is married to Laura, who teaches 1st grade at Randolph. Together they are the proud parents of son AJ who is in 2nd grade at Randolph.