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Founded in 1880, Brimmer and May is a PK – 12 co-ed day school located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Brimmer enrolls 390+ students each year, with an average class size of 12. Teachers personalize instruction in a student-centered, project-based learning environment. We recruit and retain an outstanding and diverse faculty who place students at the center of each decision, view their colleagues as essential collaborators, and are committed to their own growth and development as educators.
Brimmer celebrates our faculty as thought leaders in educational practice with a growth mindset and supports and fosters their professional development through the funding of conferences, workshops, and graduate courses. We hope you will browse our open positions and take the time to learn more about our School. Feel free to contact Cecelia Pan or Carl Vallely for more information.

The School follows the NAIS Principles of Good Practice in its hiring policies.

Brimmer at a Glance

  • Minutes from Boston with easy access to public transportation
  • Small, community-oriented setting where the student teacher relationship is important
  • Students from more than 50 communities in Greater Boston and several foreign countries
  • Critical Friends Groups to facilitate professional growth and development
  • Mentor Program for all new faculty
  • Small class size with 6:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Professional growth and advancement with the opportunity to take leadership roles and to design and implement new programs and curricula
  • Strong financial support for faculty professional development and summer study  
  • Cutting-edge technology program with in-house training
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, parents, and faculty and staff including affinity groups for parents and students

Teacher Mentor Program

Our Teacher Mentor Program is designed to support classroom performance, foster an understanding of working within the Brimmer community, provide opportunities for collaboration and professional growth, and support new teachers in all areas of School life. Each new teacher is paired with a colleague who serves as their mentor for two years. New faculty meet with their mentors regularly, as a cohort with the Co-Directors of Faculty Recruitment & Mentoring, and in Critical Friends Groups (CFG). Mentors also meet regularly as a group to discuss best practice as they work to support our new faculty.
Brimmer is an equal opportunity employer. We select the best qualified applicant for the job based on job-related qualifications, regardless of age, race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law. As an inclusive community, we welcome candidates who will increase the diversity of our school.

Directors of Faculty Recruitment & Mentoring

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Cecelia Pan

    Cecelia Pan 

    Science Dept. Chair, Director of Ed. Initiatives, Co-Director of Faculty Recruitment & Mentoring
  • Photo of Carl Vallely

    Carl Vallely 

    Head of Middle School, Co-Director of Faculty Recruitment and Mentoring

Current Employment Opportunities

Structured Literacy Tutor, Part-time
We are seeking a committed, enthusiastic, and experienced in-person tutor for the 2021-2022 school year. This individual will provide individualized support to students with diverse learning profiles in grades K-6. Successful candidates should have experience providing direct instruction in decoding, spelling, fluency, reading comprehension, writing and study skills.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to the Director of Lower School Academic Services, Kimberly Tolpa.

Math Tutor, Part-time
We are seeking committed, enthusiastic, and experienced mathematics tutors to provide individualized support to students with diverse learning profiles in grades K-12. Successful K-5 tutoring candidates should have experience with the EnVision and Investigations Math curriculums, as well as experience approaching math concepts using multiple strategies. Successful 6-12 tutoring candidates should have a deep understanding of the teaching of math concepts to students with learning differences. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to the Director of Middle and High School Academic Services, Karen Bernanke  and cc’ Kimberly Tolpa.

Click here for additional information about the tutoring positions.

Lower School Homeroom Teacher – Third Grade
We are a caring community of learners committed to maintaining rigorous academic standards while implementing innovative educational ideas. Homeroom teachers work collaboratively with their grade-level partner and the Head of Lower School, Assistant Head of Lower School, Lower School Director of Academic Services, and the Lower School Director of Teaching and Learning to ensure a developmentally appropriate program for a range of learners. We seek an individual with a growth mindset and a collaborative spirit. Click here for the full job description. Please send a resume and cover letter to Head of Lower School Emily Miller at emiller@brimmer.org.

Athletics Coaching Positions for FALL
The fall season begins Monday, August 30 and runs thru Friday, October 29. Varsity seasons will run longer depending on league tournament and NEPSAC. Interested candidates please contact Tom Nelson.

MS Girls Soccer           Tuesday-Friday 2:20-4:30
MS Boys Soccer           Tuesday-Friday 2:20-4:30
MS Cross Country       Tuesday-Friday 2:20-4:15
Cross Country               Monday-Friday 3:15-5:15
JV Field Hockey           Tuesday-Friday 3:15-5:30
JV Boys Soccer            Tuesday-Friday 3:15-5:30
As an inclusive community, Brimmer welcomes students who will increase the diversity of our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions practices, financial aid decisions, and athletic and other school-administered programs.