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Multi-linguist Bettina Gordon moves on

Multi-linguist Bettina Gordon moves on

May 30, 2011
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Bettina Gordon’s 35 year love affair with education will slow down when she stops teaching at the end of this year, but she assures us that it will not stop. Gordon will spend her next few years with humanitarian service in third world countries, which is a natural transition, as Gordon has worked at...

Theresa Shanahan: Moving on but leaving an impact

Theresa Shanahan: Moving on but leaving an impact

May 30, 2011
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Teamwork and collaboration make the school function like a well oiled machine. And after 21 years of modest hard work, Theresa Shanahan, Program Coordinator of the Pupil Support Services and Special Needs, still can’t help looking back at her years of teaching and organizing without thanking coll...

Good citizen class discontinued

Good citizen class discontinued

May 26, 2011
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The Good Citizen In The Good Society course, a senior elective which has been running since 2001, has been cut due to a lack of student interest. This year, 35 students were enrolled in the unique, unleveled class taught by history teacher Mark Wheeler and English teacher Amy Morrissey, both of...

May 2011

May 2011

May 26, 2011
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Lisa Redding: Teacher of the year

Lisa Redding: Teacher of the year

May 25, 2011
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Why choose Lisa Redding for a teacher of the year award? “Lisa is the epitome of what an exceptional teacher is: intelligent, tough, professional, gifted with teaching complex, abstract concepts, understanding, organized, dedicated, encouraging, hardworking, fair, caring, fun, kind, a ...

Sporcle is a Great Resource

Sporcle is a Great Resource

May 22, 2011
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Freedom and responsibility, that’s the deal. Up until mid-December, the library had been upholding its end of that deal. But then, one day, many students with free blocks came into the library expecting to spend their free time in a safe, reasonable and brain-stimulating manner. Much to the students’...

New interim headmaster John Ritchie looks to 2012

New interim headmaster John Ritchie looks to 2012

May 21, 2011
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  In his preparation to select the next headmaster, Superintendent Bill Lupini named John Ritchie to serve as interim headmaster for the upcoming school year.  The process to replace Headmaster Bob Weintraub at the helm of “the Great Ship BHS” will not be complete until Spring 2...

Janet Gottesman returning to elementary school

Janet Gottesman returning to elementary school

May 21, 2011
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Career Center Coordinator Janet Gottesman has been teaching at the school for 24 years, and she has little regret. Before coming to the Brookline school system, Gottesman taught second grade for one year in New Jersey and two years of second and third grade at the Oak Hill Elementary School in Newton. After leavi...

Jewczyn heads north

Jewczyn heads north

May 21, 2011
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Amidst the rush of teachers leaving after this school year, two stand out.  Math teacher Marika Jewczyn and science teacher Irfan Alibhai are not retiring, but leaving Brookline to begin their new lives as a married couple. The couple met two years ago. Their relationship blossomed when, in September 2010, the couple became engaged.  Jewc...

OFC: Home sweet home

OFC: Home sweet home

May 20, 2011
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“You? In OFC?” an acquaintance or former classmate says to me incredulously, her eyes narrowing as she attempts to imagine such a fantastic possibility. “You just don’t...” She trails off, trying to find the least offensive way to say what she’s thinking.“Look the part?” I ask, trying...

Global leadership entices students

May 1, 2011
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In a sea of high school leadership programs in Massachusetts, Brookline takes a step forward by leading an educational movement towards global leadership with a unique new course appropriately named Global Leadership. Social studies teachers Daniel Green and Kathleen Boynton are currently crea...

April 2011

April 2011

April 28, 2011
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