Mr. Berkshire moved to the Codroy Valley in 1966 to teach and he immediately immersed himself in the community. As an educator, he took part in many extra-curricular activities beyond the classroom including acting as moderator the Reach for the Top team, the drama group, and the school’s safe prom. Mr. Berkshire introduced and coached high school hockey, basketball and softball for both boys and girls. And he coached all three of those sports at the senior level as well. He established the first Cub pack to the area and served as a Scout leader for many years. Mr. Berkshire is an active member of his church and serves as a lay reader and extraordinary minister. In what may be the biggest indicator of the impact Mr. Berkshire has had, 10 years after his retirement, his former school and students paid special tribute to him for his contributions to his community.