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Alexandra Zembruski

Alexandra Zembruski

Sabrina Zhou, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Special education teacher Alexandra Zembruski, who graduated from Northeastern University and Lesley College, is teaching at the high school for her second year, as she was previously a paraprofessional. Zembruski likes to paint her nails, hang out with her dog and go out for brunch. How did you ...

Layne Millington

Layne Millington

Jan Bloch, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

What got you into teaching? I had a Biology teacher in high school who was really good and when I began to think about what I wanted to do after college, he came into my head. He had a very good sense of humor. I wasn’t too interested in high school at the time, but he got me interested. Wha...

Christine Shen

Christine Shen

Jackie Perelman, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Christine Shen is an honors math teacher. Shen grew up in Florida and attended college there. She later came to Brookline to study at Boston University. What is something fun you did this summer? I tried to make ravioli from scratch-took a lot longer than I wanted it to. But I was inspired bec...

Thato Mwosa

Thato Mwosa

Becky Perelman, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Thato Mwosa teaches Digital Video, Documentary and Film History, and TV Production. Mwosa previously worked at Boston Public Schools for seven years. She is from Botswana, Africa and graduated from Emerson College. What was something interesting you did this summer? My husband and I first went to...

Maura McGill

Maura McGill

Zoe Videlefsky, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Maura McGill is the new librarian at the high school. She has teaching experience in Brooklyn and librarian experience at the Devotion elementary school. McGill loves refurbishing old bikes and fixing her house with her husband. She is enthusiastic about being part of the BHS team. Why did you be...

Matthew DuBois

Matthew DuBois

Sofia Reynoso, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Mr. Matthew DuBois is the high school’s new psychologist. He previously worked in hospitals but is excited about Brookline’s welcoming and accepting community. Why did you choose Brookline High School? Back in 2009 to 2011, I was here at Brookline High School as part of my doctoral training an...

Jani Rodrigues

Jani Rodrigues

Natalie Jew, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Bilingual, dancer-actress, artist, “coffee-sniffer,” “tea sampler,” Jani Rodrigues is a Brookline High Spanish teacher. She’s been teaching for eleven years from Spain to New York and now in Massachusetts. She Flamencos and travels likes Fridays and ballet. What made you want to teach, and why Spanish? ...

Eliza Tyack

Eliza Tyack

Sophie Hafner, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Eliza Tyack is a new English teacher at Brookline High School. She grew up in Massachusetts but moved away to upstate New York for college. While in college, she wanted to be a cognitive science major until she discovered the power of English. This summer she spent a lot of time with her ninety-year-ol...

Jason Montrose

Jason Montrose

Nicholas Eddinger, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Jason Montrose is a special education teacher who also co-teaches English and learning center. Outside of school, he enjoys spending time with his son and playing video games with his relatives. What’s something you always remember to do when you’re teaching? As a teacher,  I always want to infuse some sor...

Tanika Fields

Tanika Fields

Tree Demb, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Tanika Fields is a new transition paraprofessional at Brookline High School.  She was born in Boston, but has lived in several places around the U.S.  Fields had previously worked at Devotion for three years with grades K-4. At what point did you start thinking about teaching as a career? “It was...

Eliana Freeman

Eliana Freeman

Emma Kahn, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Eliana Freeman Special Education teacher Eliana Freeman spends most of her time in Pathways and in small group English classes. She enjoys dancing, psychology and education. What is something interesting you did this summer? This summer I went to Portugal with my family, which was nice because we haven...

Danny Costigan

Danny Costigan

Jordan Watts, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Danny Costigan was born in Boston and grew up in North Reading before moving to Brookline in first grade. Last year, he finished at Lawrence as a paraprofessional and has joined the special education department at the high school this year. He is interested in sports and coaches freshmen football and j...

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