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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
    617-264-1423
    Bio
  • Photo of Carl Vallely

    Carl Vallely 

    Head of Middle School, Co-Director of Faculty Recruitment and Mentoring
    617-278-2338
    Bio

Current Employment Opportunities

Structured Literacy Tutor K-6, Part-time (Fee-for-Service Position)
Brimmer is 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. 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 Lower School Director of Academic Services. A master’s degree in special education and/or certification in Orton-Gillingham (or an Orton-Gillingham based approach) is required. In most cases, tutoring sessions would take place before or after school (e.g., prior to 8 a.m. or after 3 p.m.), though there may a possibility of scheduling some sessions within the school day. To Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to the Director of Lower School Academic Services, Kimberly Tolpa.

Humanities Tutors Grades 6-12, Part Time, (Fee for Service Position) 
Brimmer is seeking committed, enthusiastic, and experienced in-person tutors for the 2021-2022 school year. Qualified tutors will provide individualized support to students with diverse learning profiles in grades 6-12 in the areas of reading and writing,  as well as the development of study skills and time management. Successful candidates should have experience providing direct instruction to students with Dyslexia, ADHD and 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 Middle and Upper School Director of Academic Services. A degree in education, speech and language or other education related fields is requested. In most cases, tutoring sessions would take place in person or virtually during the school day. To Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to the Director of Middle and Upper School Academic Services, Karen Bernanke.

After School Music Instructors
Brimmer is seeking experienced instructors for after school music lessons in strings and voice for the 2021/22 school year. For more information, visit our listing on HireCulture at https://www.hireculture.org/jobdetails.aspx?job_id=39429.

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.