Margaret Metzger

Margaret Metzger was a teacher at BHS for over 40 years, and not only taught high school students but advised and mentored many teachers. She believed that writing about the craft of teaching was an important part of the process and experience of teaching.

OPEN TO Teachers, Paraprofessionals, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Librarians, and other student-facing specialists in the Brookline Public Schools



The Brookline Education Foundation is thrilled to announce that it is bringing back the Margaret Metzger Fellowship for 2021.

The Margaret Metzger Fellowship grants Brookline educators the opportunity to reflect on their life as educators and write an essay about those experiences. John Andrews, Brookline High School English Chair & teacher, will lead and support the six Metzger Fellows selected by the Metzger Committee.  The group of Fellows work together and separately in a workshop format (virtually, this year) giving and receiving peer input. There is a wonderful culminating event in the Fall at which the essays are read by the authors.

The stipend for this project will be $1000 for each participant. Applicants should be employees of the Public Schools of Brookline who work in classrooms (including classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, specialists, administrators who also teach, etc.) and planning to return to PSBMA in the Fall.  New and veteran teachers are encouraged to apply. Margaret Metzger believed strongly in encouraging all teachers, novice to expert, to reflect and share their work.

If you have an interest in writing about teaching, we strongly encourage you to APPLY HERE.

Applications were Due: March 1, 2021 at 5 pm.  Send to

Workshop dates are July 12-16, approx. 9 am – Noon each day, over Zoom. You must be available on these mornings to be selected.

For more information visit our website at, or call us at (617) 232-3846.

Follow this link to see a list of past Metzger Fellows and see recordings of past Metzger celebrations.