An Interview With Ms. Berrettoni

Amanda Strapp ’26

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a history teacher and faculty member at Peddie is like? Ms. Berrettoni not only teaches Modern Global History and AP European History, but also runs the clock for girls varsity basketball and boys varsity soccer games. 

Ms. Berrettoni starts off her day by waking up at 5 a.m.. to stretch, listen to the news and have her morning coffee. Because she lives on Armellino Court, she rides her bike to campus in warmer weather but drives in chillier conditions. Ms. Berrettoni’s first class day obligation depends on her schedule. She stated, “There is not a typical day at Peddie. Some days I teach three classes; some days two.  In the past, there were days that I taught four classes in a day. I try to do cardio exercise five days a week, but I don’t always hit that mark. I take Pilates classes twice a week. Peddie shapes much of my day – musical? Art? Sports? Meet with students? Every day is different.” 

After classes, Ms. Berrettoni cooks dinner for herself and her husband, Dr. Caglieris. Sometimes she cooks more “winter” meals like soups, roasted meat, and veggies. Other times, she eats food she makes without even having to turn on the oven. After dinner, she enjoys watching TV with her husband, her favorite shows being British detective shows. She attempts to be in bed by 9 p.m., as she wakes up at 5 a.m. and has very early mornings. When asked what her favorite part of her day is, she responds, “Favorite part of the day?  Oddly enough, I do like the sunrise from my kitchen. Really, I appreciate different times of day depending on what is going on. Any time I laugh, it’s a good time of day!”