The BEF is pleased to announce it is launching a new free webinar speaker series entitled Equity in Education. Over the course of the next few months, we will examine equity, in its various forms, in the public schools of Brookline through the lens of teachers who have received BEF grants to do this important work.

Our first webinar was held on February 25th and highlighted SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) New Leader Training. SEED trains educators to lead difficult conversations with small groups on issues of race, bias, gender, and identity. Our panel consisted of five Brookline educators who had received BEF grants for SEED training in the last 3 years. The panelists shared their thoughts about the nationally known program, discussed how it transformed their personal and professional lives, and explained how it changed interactions with colleagues, families, and students.

The panelists, Julie Boss (K-5 Math Specialist in the District), J. Malcolm Cawthorne (BHS Social Studies Teacher and BHS METCO Coordinator), Lindsay Davis (BHS World Language Teacher), Kara Lopez (BHS Guidance Counselor), and Hilory Rosenzweig (K-5 Math Specialist at Lincoln), all spoke eloquently and animatedly about the SEED program. The panel was moderated by BEF Board member, Shalini Kasida.

If you did not have a chance to participate in the webinar, we hope you will take a look at the recording of it here. It’s just another example of Brookline’s dedicated, thoughtful, and expert educators speaking about their craft and their desire to constantly learn and improve.

The BEF is proud to support this great work!

See how SEED Training has impacted these five Brookline educators.