Dear Families,

Please be sure to look out for the Panorama Family Feedback Survey, which you should be receiving on Monday, April 4.  I hope we can get as much feedback from as many parents as possible!  More information about the survey has been sent out in recent days through Blackboard Connect.

Staffing Updates:

After close to 30 years of teaching in Brookline, Deanne Dixon recently announced her retirement, effective at the end of the school year, to her current 1st grade students and their families.  She has brought great creativity and energy to our school, and has been a most collaborative and inquisitive educator, truly embodying the concept of a life-long learner.  She will be missed both professionally and personally by all of us here at Runkle.

For the 2016-2017 school year, and for the first time ever, Runkle will be a three-section school throughout Grades K-8.  (The 2010-2012 renovation gave us this three-section capacity.)  Mark Allyn, currently teaching 4th grade, will be returning to 5th grade, and John Strecker, currently teaching 3rd grade, will be returning to 4th grade.   These teachers had graciously switched grades in the past years as a result of the annual progression of our two-section cohort of students (our current 5th graders).

As a result of these developments, we are currently hiring for 1st grade and 3rd grade classroom teachers.  To date, we have received over 100 applications for each of these two positions!  If you are aware of potential applicants, you should encourage them to apply via (http://schoolspring by April 15.  We look to begin interviews following the April vacation.


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