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Tales From The Classroom

Lincoln School Auditorium 19 Kennard Street, Brookline, MA, United States

Join us on October 4th, at 6pm to hear from our thoughtful 2019 Metzger Fellows: Mireille Blau, Coolidge Corner School; Paul Epstein, Brookline High School; Rebecca Hayden, Brookline High School; Evan Mousseau, Brookline High School; Lauren Ockene, Pierce School; Emily Stewart, Districtwide Music; and Meghan Walsh, Runkle School. Margaret Metzger (1945-2013) taught English at Brookline High School for over forty years, influencing thousands of students and educators through her teaching, writing, and mentoring. She was a 2005 recipient of the BEF's Ernest R. Caverly Award for Excellence in Teaching. Margaret's impact on education continues to be enormous. In honor of her life and [...]

5th Grade Spelling Bee

Brookline High School Auditorium 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA, United States

The 2019 Brookline Education Foundation 5th Grade Spelling Bee took place on Sunday, March 10, 2019. The first place winner in our March 2019 Spelling Bee was Owen Bergstein from Pierce School. The winning word was "supercilious." Congratulations to our winner and to all the students who participated in our Bee! How does the Children's Spelling Bee work? The Children’s Spelling Bee is an “old-fashioned” spelling bee with the spellers taking turns, each spelling a different word. Once a speller misspells one word, he or she is out of the Bee. Prizes are awarded to the winners and each speller receives a certificate [...]

Celebrating Teachers – Canceled for 2020


At the BEF, we always Celebrate Teachers, but unfortunately, due to the circumstances, we expect that this event will be canceled for this year. We look forward to Celebrating Teachers again in 2021!

Trivia Bee – Canceled


BEF Trivia Bee and Raffle Canceled Due to the COVID-19 closures and community safety measures, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this important fundraiser. We really had hoped that life will return to normal and we can all come together to celebrate our community and our teachers. Our goal was to raise over $100,000 at this event. Thanks to our generous Sponsors and amazing, trivia-hungry community, we had already raised over half of our goal. We know, however, that many Brookline families are facing dramatic changes in their circumstances during this time. If you remain able to donate these funds, [...]

Team Brookline Runs Virtual Boston Marathon!

Now that the Boston Marathon is officially canceled, we want to thank all of the Team Brookline Runners for the many hours of hard work and training they put in for this event.  A special thank you to our very own BEF runners: Jennifer Buller, Chris Maddocks, Robert Neer, Jonathan Schneiderman, and Natalie Velasquez! Together, they raised over $35,000 for the BEF programs and grants. Thank you! We'll be with you in spirit, if you decide to participate in the virtual Marathon in September!

Equity in Education Speaker Series: SEED Grants in Brookline Schools

The Brookline Education Foundation is pleased to announce a new speaker series, Equity in Education. This series will highlight the BEF's work to support equity in education and expand the conversation about how the Public Schools of Brookline can better meet the needs of its diverse student body. The first FREE webinar event is Thursday, February 25th at 7:30 pm, and will showcase the work of SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) grants. The BEF has funded six teachers to take the SEED training so far, and we are thrilled to welcome five of those teachers to speak about their experiences with the training and its impact on their colleagues, their [...]


Celebrating Teachers


Save the Date! The BEF's tradition of 'Celebrating Teachers' each May will make its return this year, in a virtual format. We will be celebrating our two Caverly Award Winners, Francesca Stark (Driscoll) and Betsy Davis (BHS) at 3:30 pm and they will be presenting their acceptance speeches to a limited audience of family and close friends, and we will broadcast them with help from Brookline Interactive Group Live stream. Please watch live (link below) on May 11th at 3:30 pm or visit our Youtube channel at your convenience. These personal reflections on teaching are always moving and not to be [...]


Team Brookline – 125th Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is back with historic October running and Team Brookline will be part of the reduced field of runners. The BEF has six amazing runners who will be raising money in support of public educators in Brookline! You can find their individual fundraising pages below. We hope you can help them meet their fundraising goals in this shortened training and fundraising period. Josh Eagle Alan Kurd Chima Ikonne Bob Neer Stephanie Guseh Christopher Weeks  

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