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Terry Rowe

Terry Rowe

Vera Targoff, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Terry Rowe is an Alternative Choices in Education math teacher who has previously taught in the Arlington and Watertown school systems. In his free time, he coaches different volleyball teams. He likes to travel, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys skiing and white-water rafting. How have your firs...

Alisa Dondero

Alisa Dondero

Daisy Elliot, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Ms. Dondero is a 9th and 11th grade English teacher who teaches honors American Literature and Points of View. Prior to teaching at the high school, she taught at Andover Middle School for four years. In her free time she enjoys writing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. What di...

Kathleen Bernier

Kathleen Bernier

Josh Fleishman, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Originally from Maine, Kathleen Bernier works in Rise, a special education program for students on the autism spectrum.  She has previously taught students, but has never been in a real teaching position before.  She enjoys “nerdy stuff” and working out with her friends.  What do you like ...

Ms. Wendy Ryder

Ms. Wendy Ryder

Sonia Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Director of Special Education Wendy Ryder is not just a teacher, but a dancer, tennis, softball player, and an occupational therapist. She majored in sociology and communications in graduate school at New York University. She has always thought about having a career in administration and is excited t...

Dr. David Lemmel

Dr. David Lemmel

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Dr. David Lemmel is the new head of the African American Latino Scholars program. Dr. David Lemmel is an alumnus of the high school, returning after graduating in 1986. Dr. David Lemmel is extremely excited to get re-acquainted with the community this year. What led you to this career? I ended up going back...

Dr. Oyé Carr

Dr. Oyé Carr

Madeleine Kostant-Greeley, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Dr. Oyé Carr is an AP U.S. History teacher who has previously taught at schools in Oregon and Boston. He grew up in New Hampshire, and this summer he moved from Luxembourg, where he worked for a private company, to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Carr says that although life was a lot quieter in Luxembourg, he r...

Kevin Wang

Kevin Wang

Gabe Lee, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

  New English teacher Kevin Wang moved from Brookfield, CT where he previously taught. During his free time, Wang enjoys hiking. Wang said that he is excited to bring his personality into the classroom.  What are the morals and values that you look for? I like simple rules. So something...

Sarah Shuster

Sarah Shuster

Conor Ross, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Sarah Shuster is a Social studies teacher at Brookline High School who now has her first full teaching job, after being a student teacher at Boston Latin. She is from Long Island New York, where she has grown up and lived for most of her life. She enjoys to return there every year to be a camp counsel...

Dr. Jason Tong

Dr. Jason Tong

Jamie Martinez, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Physics teacher Dr. Jason Tong was born in Syracuse, New York and has been interested in physics since high school. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he got his bachelor’s degree in engineering, and Syracuse University, where he got his PhD. He is currently finishing up hi...

Dr. Tina Bozeman

Dr. Tina Bozeman

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Dr. Tina Bozeman is the new Health and Fitness Department Chair for Brookline Public Schools. She’s originally from Nashville, Tennessee, and has been working in education for 25 years. She enjoys strength training, walking her dogs and travelling. What was highschool like for you? I was a b...

Cathy Heller

Cathy Heller

Yuen Ting Chow, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Cathy Heller is the special education team facilitator at the high school. She has returned to Brookline after seven years working in other school systems. Tell me about your first teaching job. My first teaching job was when I was in college. I went to Northeastern and they had a co-op progra...

Sarah Hemphill

Sarah Hemphill

Maisie Kramer, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

Sarah Hemphill is a science teacher who has been teaching for approximately ten years after a previous career in public health. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children and listening to music. What do you like to do in your free time? I love to go hiking, I love to cook and especially ...

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