Teacher and Collaborative Grant Application Cycle is now open!


All Public Schools of Brookline educators are encouraged to apply for a Teacher or a Collaborative Grant! The deadline for submitting completed applications is March 7, 2022. These grants should cover work to be done either over the summer of 2022 or during the academic year 2022-23. If you're an educator in Brookline, please click here for more details about Teacher Grants and here for more details about Collaborative Grants.

Teacher and Collaborative Grant Application Cycle is now open!2021-12-06T13:28:13-05:00

Congratulations, Fifth Grade Spellers!


The annual BEF Fifth Grade Spelling Bee was held on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at Brookline High School. Congratulations to the winner, Kris Barbarin of Heath School, and to the runners-up, Rav Amin of Baker School and Felice Vittolo of Pierce School! The winning word was etymology. The BEF is so grateful to all of the volunteers who made this event possible! Thank you to our pronouncer, Brookline Librarian Caroline Richardson, and to our Head Judge, Meghna Chakrabarti, and our Judges, Sergeant Casey Hatchett and Officers Katie McCabe and Bear.

Congratulations, Fifth Grade Spellers!2021-11-17T13:53:36-05:00

Congratulations to the 2021 Margaret Metzger Fellows!


The 2021 Margaret Metzger Fellows event was held on Friday evening, October 15, 2021 at the Lincoln School. Click here to watch the event! Congratulations and thanks to all of this year's participants, including John Andrews, English Department Chair at Brookline High School, and the 2021 Fellows:

Congratulations to the 2021 Margaret Metzger Fellows!2021-10-25T10:45:32-04:00

Meet Steph Guseh – today’s featured BEF Team Brookline runner!


Meet today's featured BEF Team Brookline runner - Stephanie Guseh! Here's a note from Steph: Hello! My name is Steph Guseh and I am training for my first ever marathon in support of the Brookline Education Foundation! I have 3 kids - Jamie (7), Nora (5) and Mae (2) who all love Runkle. Jamie is thrilled to be in Mrs. Chen's class in 2nd grade this year and Nora is loving Kindergarten with Mrs. Henry. After a long year and half, our kids have truly never been happier than to be back in school at Runkle with their friends [...]

Meet Steph Guseh – today’s featured BEF Team Brookline runner!2021-09-20T14:21:59-04:00

Meet Chima Ikonne: today’s Featured BEF Team Brookline Runner!


We are so grateful to all six of the Team Brookline runners who are raising funds to support the Brookline Education Foundation. Today we're highlighting Chima! Both a Lawrence parent and a Heath educator, Chima knows firsthand the value of the BEF's support of teachers. Here's a note from Chima: As a late entrant into the world of distance running, I was 40 when I ran my first marathon in Chicago. I made it a goal to run the Boston Marathon, and the opportunity came in 2019 when I signed up to be a charity runner for the Brookline Education Foundation. [...]

Meet Chima Ikonne: today’s Featured BEF Team Brookline Runner!2021-09-17T14:05:58-04:00

Introducing BEF’s Team Brookline Runners for 2021!


The BEF is honored to have six dedicated parents training and running to support public education in Brookline. This will be a historic October in-person running of the 125th Boston Marathon on Monday, October 11, 2021. With this year's runner field limited to just 20,000 runners, we are fortunate to be able to be supported in this way! Meet our runners and help them to meet their fundraising goals!

Introducing BEF’s Team Brookline Runners for 2021!2021-09-20T14:27:06-04:00

BEF Honors our School Nurses


As we are closing out this school year, a year like no other in our lifetimes, it’s amazing to think about where we started the year and how far we have come. In large part, we owe the fact that we are safely back at school to our amazing school nurses, led by Tricia Laham, Coordinator of School Health Services at the District level, who worked tirelessly all year. She and her team of 21 school nurses were in touch with families, conducted [...]

BEF Honors our School Nurses2021-06-17T14:01:25-04:00

Caverly Winners Announced


We are pleased to announce this year's Caverly Award winners for excellence in teaching! Watch Celebrating Teachers Francesca Stark Driscoll School Fifth-Grade Betsy Davis Brookline High School World Language After a hiatus last year, we are so pleased to announce the 2021 Caverly Award winners this year. Since 1984, the Ernest R. Caverly Award has been presented to Brookline educators in recognition of professional achievements and contributions to the Brookline Public Schools. Each year, the BEF reaches out to school leaders and seeks nominations for the prestigious award.  Two [...]

Caverly Winners Announced2021-05-17T10:16:32-04:00

2021 Margaret Metzger Fellowships Announced


The Brookline Education Foundation and the Metzger Committee are pleased to announce the educators selected for the 2021 Margaret Metzger Fellowships: Susan Balogh, Baker School, 7th Grade, Social Studies; Zac Broken Rope, Brookline High School, SWS, English; Alisa Conner, Brookline High School, Spanish; Will Gordon, Lawrence School, Paraprofessional; Colleen Kavanagh, Runkle School, 5th Grade; Wan Wang, Driscoll School, Mandarin; The Margaret Metzger Fellowship grants six Brookline educators the opportunity to deeply reflect on their life as educators and craft an essay about those experiences. John Andrews, Brookline High [...]

2021 Margaret Metzger Fellowships Announced2021-04-05T10:27:43-04:00

BEF Launches Educational Equity Speaker Series


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 [...]

BEF Launches Educational Equity Speaker Series2021-03-15T10:47:54-04:00
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