Sperber Award Celebration

2018 Sperber Award Celebration

The 2018 Robert I. Sperber Award for Administrative Leadership is presented to Janet MacNeil, who served as Pre-K-8 Science Curriculum Coordinator until June 2018 at the Public Schools of Brookline. Janet MacNeil has contributed to the betterment of the Brookline Public Schools in large and small ways. She has been instrumental in revitalizing the science curriculum for Pre-K -Grade 8 to become more hands-on, more interdisciplinary, and more accessible and engaging for all students. 

The Brookline Education Foundation will celebrate Janet’s accomplishments and career on Thursday, October 10, 2018, at the Lincoln school auditorium at 4:00 pm.

2013 Sperber Award Celebration



Vicki C. Milstein, Principal of Brookline Early Education Programs, received the Brookline Education Foundation’s Robert I. Sperber Award for Administrative Leadership on September 28 at a ceremony attended by over 350 supporters.

As a tribute to Ms. Milstein’s remarkable dedication to early education in Brookline, the Commonwealth, and the nation, the Brookline Education Foundation (BEF) has announced the establishment of the Vicki C. Milstein Early Education Fund. The fund will support grants to preschool and kindergarten teachers through the BEF’s Teacher and Collaborative Grant programs to enhance the art of teaching in the early childhood classroom. Donations to the fund may be made at www.BrooklineEducation.org/events/sperber.

Speakers at the Sperber Award ceremony included Wheelock College President Jackie Jenkins-Scott; BEF President Margaret Talmers; Brookline School Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent Bill Lupini and Jennifer Fischer-Mueller; and Brookline School parent Laura Trust. Performancesy BHS a cappella group Note-a-fy, a video tribute by BATV, and a musical tribute from BEEP educators added to the festive nature of the event. The BEF was honored to have Doctor Robert Sperber, for whom the Sperber Award is named, make the presentation to Ms. Milstein.

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BEF President Talmers & other presenters       Note-a-fy sings "What a Wonderful World"


2008, 2013 & 2003 Sperber Award recipients     Vicki receives a Congressional Certificate 

 To view BATV coverage of the entire event, please click here.