Dear Runkle School Community,

I am pleased to announce the formal launch of the process to select a permanent principal of the Runkle School.

Students are at the heart of our work. The goals of the Public Schools of Brookline state that every student shall succeed, be invested in their learning, and be prepared for change and challenge. Having a school leader with a strong vision, a deep …

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… You will soon be receiving a note from the Superintendent’s office regarding an upcoming Principal Search Parent Meeting with Andrew Bott, where you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts on what qualities you are looking for in the future leadership of Runkle School.   (For the record: Yes, I am most interested in continuing at the helm.)   Thank you to those of you who have already given feedback via the parent survey that went out earlier in the month.  I encourage …

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Dear Families,

This has been a busy week at Runkle!  Each of our grade-level clusters (K-2, 3-5, 6-8) took part in professional development in literacy in the Sleeper Library.  Working with their grade-level teams, with the support of literacy coaches Kristin Gray and Shoshana Jacobs, teachers looked at student work and assessment data to plan for targeted reading and writing instruction.  …

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Dear Families,

A theme of Runkle School’s Professional Development for this year is “Visible Thinking,” a term popularized by education researcher Ron Ritchhart of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s research group “Project Zero.”  In studying this work last year I found its overriding themes resonating with me quite profoundly: children as innately curious and …

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Hello, everyone. Thank you to all who were able to participate in this past week’s Superintendent search forums.  I myself greatly enjoyed meeting our three distinguished finalists and discussing Brookline education and administration with each of them.  I anticipate the metaphorical “white smoke” to emanate from the School Committee chimney sometime soon!

This Tuesday, which is …

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