About Us


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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.
    • Our faculty are the heart and soul of Brimmer and a vital part of our warm, inviting community.

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 

    Assistant Head of School, Head of Middle School

Current Employment Opportunities

Summer Camp Counselors
Head Counselors, Counselors/Junior Counselors, Archery Specialist, Music Specialist, and Nature/Steam Specialist. Please click here for descriptions for these positions. Click here to apply!

2024-2025 Tutoring Positions (Fee-for-Service Positions)
We are seeking committed, enthusiastic, and experienced in-person academic tutors to work between 3 and 5 days a week between the hours of 8 am and 3:30 pm. This individual will provide one-to-one support to students with diverse learning profiles in grades 6-12. Successful candidates should have experience providing direct instruction in active reading strategies, formal writing structures, study skills, and executive functioning skills. Ideally, candidates should 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 will work under the direction of the Middle and Upper School Director of Academic Service. A degree in education is strongly preferred. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to the Director of MS and US Academic Services, Karen Bernanke kbernanke@brimmer.org.
Athletics Coaching Positions 
Check back for fall openings.

Coaches are responsible for practice planning, player improvement, effective communication and game management. Practices and games are scheduled Monday-Friday from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Upper School. Game days may require an occasional later end time. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Athletic Director Tom Nelson. Stipends are commensurate with experience. 
As an inclusive private school 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.