Margaret Metzger Fellowship

Margaret Metzger (1945-2013) taught English at Brookline High School for over forty years, influencing thousands of students and educators through her teaching, writing, and mentoring. She was a 2005 recipient of the BEF's Ernest R. Caverly Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Margaret's impact on education continues to be enormous. In honor of her life and achievements, the BEF has established the Margaret Metzger Fellowship Fund to support a fellowship grant program for at least 3 to 5 years. 

The Margaret Metzger Fellowship will create grants to support the continuation of Margaret's work: thinking about the classroom, writing about teaching, and furthering the art of educating young people. In this time of frequent testing, Margaret's belief in education as transformative and rigorous is more important than ever. 

Click here to view a video of our September 28, 2018 Fellowship event.

If you would like to continue Margaret's inspiring legacy and help further her mission to show that "education is sacred," please DONATE NOW to the Margaret Metzger Fellowship Fund. Kindly indicate that your donation is for the Margaret Metzger Fellowship within the box titled "MY DONATION IS IN HONOR/MEMORY OF" on the "review your donation" page.


“In education, I do not find answers, but I do find questions worthy of a lifetime of thought.” - Margaret Metzger’s 2005 Caverly Award Speech 


We are pleased to announce the 2018 Margaret Metzger Fellows:

Chari Dalsheim, Heath, 2nd Grade
Isabella Delatorre, Coolidge Corner School, Spanish
Cathy Fischer-Mueller, Coolidge Corner School, Middle School Social Studies
Sophie Gorlin, BHS, English
Melissa London, Pierce, Middle School Science
Shelley Mains, BHS, Librarian

Click here to view a video of our September 28, 2018 Fellowship event.

2017 Margaret Metzger Fellow Recipients:

Liz Exton, Lawrence Kindergarten

Dominique Gonyer, BHS French, Latin and Spanish

Jenna Laib, Driscoll Math Specialist

Amy Morissey, BHS English

Jeremy Ward, Lawrence 3rd grade

Lisa Ziegler-Chamblee, Lincoln Middle School Special Education

Click here to view a video of our October 13, 2017 Fellowship event.

2016 Margaret Metzger Fellow Recipients:

Jen Rose-Wood, BHS English

Malcolm Cawthorne, BHS Social Studies 

Teresa Gallo-Toth, Runkle Librarian

Marie Leman, Lawrence 3rd grade

Greg Porter, Lawrence Social Studies

Jan Preheim, Lincoln 5th grade


2015 Margaret Metzger Fellow Essays:

Mary Angione (BHS), Tracy Bare (Pierce), Keira Flynn-Carson (BHS), Andrew Garnett-Cook (Heath), Dianne Muendel (Lawrence), Julia Rocco (BHS)