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.


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If you have an interest in writing about teaching, we strongly encourage you to apply for a Metzger Fellowship. 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. For 2024, you must commit to working each morning with the group during the week of June 24-28, 2024.

Applications were due February 26, 2024. For more information email us, email John Andrews, or call us at (617) 232-3846.

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 teacher and chair of the English Department, 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.

2023 Metzger Fellows

Congratulations to: Hannah Bjornson, Brendan McCarthy, Tim HintzJeanette Sergeant, Peter Sedlak and Julia Mangan!

This year’s Fellows read their essays on the craft of teaching at the Lincoln School on September 29, 2023. Please visit the BEF’s YouTube channel to view video of this inspiring event.

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