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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.

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.

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

School Bus Driver/Maintenance
Brimmer is seeking a full-time experienced school bus driver with a CDL bus license with passenger and school bus endorsements and who has experience with basic school maintenance. Please send resume and cover letter to Cecelia Pan, Director of Hiring. Click here for more details. 
Extended Day Teachers
Brimmer is looking for enthusiastic, creative, nurturing individuals to be part of our after school program. The Extended Day program is open to all currently enrolled PK - Grade 5 students, and allows students to receive homework help, enrichment activities, and social interaction. Candidates should have relevant experience working with children, be available at least three days a week M-F from 2pm-5:30pm. Staff members are expected to supervise and engage students both during indoor and outdoor play time, support students with homework, and work with coworkers to develop and implement fun, enriching, developmentally appropriate activities for students. Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to the Director of Extended Day, Ashley Mosley.

Lower School Tutor
Brimmer is seeking a committed, enthusiastic, and experienced tutor to provide individualized support to students with diverse learning profiles in grades K-5. Successful candidates should have experience providing direct instruction in writing, decoding, spelling, fluency, reading comprehension, and study skills. Ideally, candidates should also have training and experience working with students who have language-based learning disabilities, as well as experience teaching students with executive functioning vulnerabilities. The candidate needs to be able to work collaboratively with teachers and communicate effectively with parents about student needs and progress, under the guidance of the Director of LS Academic Services. A master’s degree in special education and/or certification in Orton-Gillingham (or Orton-Gillingham based approach) is preferred. In most cases, tutoring sessions would take place virtually before or after school (e.g., prior to 8 a.m. or after 3 p.m.). To apply email a cover letter and resume to the Director of Lower School Academic Service Kimberly Tolpa.

Coaching Positions
Practices/games/matches are scheduled M-F from 2:30-4:15 p.m. in the Middle School and 3:15-5:30 p.m. in the Upper School with the occasional away games that may require a later return time. Coaches are responsible for practice planning, player improvement, and game management. Interested candidates should send resumes and a brief summary of qualifications and experience to Upper School Athletic Director Jeff Gates. Stipends are commensurate with experience.
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.
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.