We were so moved and proud to hear the 2022 Metzger Fellows read their essays on October 14th at the Lincoln School. This event is always profound and inspiring and this year was no different. Visit our YouTube Channel to watch the event! And click here to learn more about this year's Fellows and Margaret Metzger.
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The BEF was so excited to welcome the latest in the Todd Saker Fund series of author visits: Newbery Award-winning author Jerry Craft to Brookline! Jerry visited the Heath School and the Pierce School, where he spoke to hundreds of students and signed books. His visit was wonderful, inspiring, and energizing. Click here to learn more about the BEF's Saker Fund. Thank you!
Now is the time to apply for an Idea Lab grant, if you are an educator currently employed by the Public Schools of Brookline! If you have a new idea that will bring hands-on, experiential learning to your students, we would like to grant you up to $1,000 to make your idea a reality! Simply fill out the online application, and come to pitch your idea to our committee. Grant applications will be accepted up until November 4, 2022. Last year's innovative Idea Lab grant recipients included a BEEP teacher who introduced fabric arts into her pre-K classroom, a 5th grade [...]
Have you always wanted to run the iconic Boston Marathon? Now's your chance! If you sign up to run the marathon with Team Brookline, you can make your dream a reality, plus raise much-needed funds for the Brookline Education Foundation! Team Brookline will give you structured training, a community of fellow runners, and of course a bib number. Visit the Team Brookline site for more information and to register!
This week, the 2022 class of Margaret Metzger Fellows are working together to write their personal essays about the craft of teaching. They represent different schools, subject areas, and grade levels from all across the Public Schools of Brookline, and their combined energies and experiences are sure to contribute to a wonderful, inspirational, and enlightening selection of essays! The BEF is so proud to host these creative and thoughtful educators this week, and we look forward to hosting the public Metzger event on Friday, October 14th, when we will all be invited to learn more about the Fellows and hear them [...]
IdeaLab Grant winner Molly Richard received BEF funds this year to purchase a sewing machine, a loom, and other fabric arts supplies -- and she taught her pre-K students to sew! The classroom quilt they created together was unveiled just prior to the end of school, at a playground celebration with students, parents, educators, and BEF representatives. Each student created a section of the quilt, and a matching fabric square to take home as a keepsake of this special learning experience. And one lucky family will win the quilt! Raffle ticket revenue goes to the Brookline Food Pantry. Thank you, Molly, [...]
The BEF welcomed educators and donors to our annual Celebrating Teachers event on May 10 at the Lincoln School. All recipients of grants and awards were acknowledged at the event, in particular this year's winners of the Ernest R. Caverly Award for Excellence in Teaching. Nicole Chasse, kindergarten teacher at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School, and Joslyn Vendola, math teacher in the ExCel program at Brookline High School, were this year's winners. They were introduced by their principals, Jen Buller and Anthony Meyer, respectively, with additional remarks from Catherine Burke, the BEF's president, and Dr. Linus Guillory, Brookline's Superintendent of Schools. [...]
We're so grateful to Crystal Chang, Emily Edgar, Claudio Nahmias, John Nwosu, Sarah Reilly and Zoe Spearman for running the 126th Boston Marathon in support of the Brookline Education Foundation! They are working so hard to get ready, and we can't wait to line the race route on Beacon Street and cheer them on. They include a Heath parent, a Driscoll parent, a Lawrence parent, and a Pierce paraprofessional! They are all deeply committed to excellence in education and we couldn't be more excited to watch them run. Please visit their fundraising pages and support them!