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.

2022 Metzger Fellows

Congratulations to:

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 gathered this summer, under the guidance of BHS English teacher (and past fellow) Zac Broken Rope, to work on their essays. They presented their essays on October 14th at the Lincoln School – you can click here to watch a video of this inspiring event!

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.

For more information email us, email Zac Broken Rope, 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.