The Sagamore

Megan Brady

Megan Brady

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

Megan Brady is a paraprofessional who started teaching this year. In addition to teaching, she enjoys running and teaching yoga and swimming. She ran the Boston Marathon and wants to continue to run more marathons and a half ironman in her future. She has been doing yoga since college and just started...

Karen Wong

Karen Wong

Josh Mandl, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

An alumni of Boston Latin School and Simmons College, Karen Wong is an algebra and biology co-teacher at the high school. When she’s not teaching, she likes to travel and write food reviews for Yelp. What’s your favorite part of the high school so far? I would say how open the community is a...

Courtney Valentine

Courtney Valentine

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

A Brookline High alumnus, Courtney Valentine recently started his position as METCO Coordinator this school year and has an extensive background in education. Most recently, he worked as guidance counselor at Brighton High School, and before that, as a dean of discipline at Madison Park High School. Valent...

Robin Toback

Robin Toback

Nicholas Cloney, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

Ms. Toback is a school psychologist. She has worked at several Brookline elementary schools since coming to Brookline in 2004: Devotion, Heath and Lawrence. She looks forward to working with high school students. What was the most interesting thing you did over the summer? I was training for my ...

Elliot Shields

Elliot Shields

Rachel Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

Elliot Shields, a native of the Pacific Northwest, attended Pomona College, where he started out as physics major before eventually turning to mathematical economics. Shields is an Alternative Choices in Education (ACE) math teacher. He previously taught at a charter school in the Berkshires. In his...

Juliette Rorie

Juliette Rorie

Priya Karumanchi and Tina Little

November 7, 2017

Juliette Rorie is an Alternative Choices in Education (ACE) social studies teacher moving into her fifth year in the field. With a teaching background based in Boston, she is coming to teach in Brookline for the first time. Besides teaching, Rorie enjoys attending concerts and cooking. Was there anything y...

John Lee

John Lee

Yiming Fu, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

School psychologist John Lee enjoys playing video games, dancing and teaching salsa. He and his family moved to the United States from South Korea when he was 5 years old. After working at Framingham High School and Lawrence High School during graduate school, he has come to the high school to continue pra...

David Knott

David Knott

Amanda Kravitz, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

David Knott is an enthusiastic reader, hiker and language learner whose love of math led him to teaching the subject to sophomores and juniors. He grew up in Canton, Mass. and spent much of his life in Indiana, where he did not particularly like high school, or even math. When he got older and spent t...

Emily Hunt

Emily Hunt

Harris Bubalo, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

Emily Hunt is a new health and fitness teacher this year. She has been an athlete her whole life, with an intense interest in athletics and fitness. After playing numerous sports for Walpole High School, she decided to focus on field hockey and softball in college, at Bridgewater State. She received ...

Alexandra Haesler

Alexandra Haesler

Dan Friedman, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017

Alexandra Haesler is a new paraprofessional at the high school. Haesler is interested in administration and public policy, and is excited to gain experience in the classroom. Her hobbies include running, hiking and other outdoor activities. What subject do you help with? I help a teacher. I work wi...

Megan Day

Megan Day

Sarah Hughes, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Nurse Megan Day previously worked at a collaborative school in Chelsea, Mass. Outside of school, she enjoys seeing live music and is currently teaching herself to play the guitar. What was high school like for you? I really enjoyed theater, so I was in the drama society. I played the flute and ...

Mr. Dygo Tosa

Mr. Dygo Tosa

Josh Gladstone, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Intro: Dygo Tosa taught for three years at a large public school in Texas before coming to Brookline High School to teach Latin.  He actually moved to Texas from Massachusetts to go to grad school where he got his masters at the University of Texas at Austin and soon after his teaching certificate.  He...

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