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 achievements, the BEF has established the Margaret Metzger Fellowship Fund to support a fellowship grant program for at least 3 to 5 years. The 2019, the BEF hosted it’s fifth and final year of the Fellowship; we are very proud of the thoughtful, profound, and moving essays that resulted over the years.
The Margaret Metzger Fellowship was created to support the continuation of Margaret’s work: thinking about the classroom, writing about teaching, and furthering the art of educating young people. In this time of frequent testing, Margaret’s belief in education as transformative and rigorous is more important than ever.
“In education, I do not find answers, but I do find questions worthy of a lifetime of thought.” – Margaret Metzger’s 2005 Caverly Award Speech
2019 Margaret 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
Meghan Walsh, Runkle School
The Margaret Metzger Fellowship Event was held at the Lincoln School Auditorium on Friday, October 4th with over 200 people in attendance! Watch the video here.
2018 Margaret Metzger Fellows:
2017 Margaret Metzger Fellow Recipients:
Liz Exton, Lawrence Kindergarten
Dominique Gonyer, BHS French, Latin and Spanish
Jenna Laib, Driscoll Math Specialist
Amy Morissey, BHS English
Jeremy Ward, Lawrence 3rd grade
Lisa Ziegler-Chamblee, Lincoln Middle School Special Education
2016 Margaret Metzger Fellow Recipients:
Jen Rose-Wood, BHS English
Malcolm Cawthorne, BHS Social Studies
Teresa Gallo-Toth, Runkle Librarian
Marie Leman, Lawrence 3rd grade
Greg Porter, Lawrence Social Studies
Jan Preheim, Lincoln 5th grade