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.
The 2022 Metzger Fellows have been selected!
Ayala Galton Bassett (FRR health teacher), Xiaoxue Cao (Driscoll Mandarin teacher), Chris Lee (K-12 music teacher), Jon Weinberger (Lawrence 4th grade teacher), Michael Lewis (BHS paraprofessional), and Marcie Miller (BHS social studies teacher).
The Fellows will gather this summer, under the guidance of BHS English teacher (and past fellow) Zac Broken Rope, to work on their essays. They will present their essays in October – watch your email for information on this always-inspiring event!
OPEN TO Teachers, Paraprofessionals, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Librarians, and other student-facing specialists in the Brookline Public Schools who have been working in Brookline for at least three years.
The Margaret Metzger Fellowship grants Brookline educators the opportunity to reflect on their life as educators and write an essay about those experiences. Zac Broken Rope, Brookline High School English teacher and one of last year’s Fellows, 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 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 come to the Metzger Event in October, and consider applying for next year.
2022 Workshop dates are July 11-15, approx. 9 am – Noon each day. You must be available on these mornings to be selected.
Please note that you must have been working in the Public Schools of Brookline for at least three years to be considered for this fellowship.