Wednesday November 6th
6:30-8:30 pm
Hunneman Hall
Brookline Main Library
361 Washington Street


Join us for community conversation about what Brookline wants from a superintendent. We will explore how a superintendent can:

  • work most effectively with teachers,
  • ensure that our the school system is living up to the community’s definition of quality schools, and
  • help Brookline achieve the goals of equity, excellence, and inclusion.

Our guests will open up discussion and then we will explore these questions together.  A report on the ideas that are generated will be delivered to the superintendent search committee and publicized so that superintendent candidates and our community will have them to consider during the superintendent search.


Merrie Najimy

Merrie has taught kindergarten for 23 years. In her current capacity as President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, Merrie talks with thousands of educators a year about what they want for their students and their schools and can provide these valuable insights to inform our search for a superintendent who truly values educators and inspiring teaching.

Jack Schneider

Jack is Assistant Professor of Leadership in Education at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.  As director of research for the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment, he helps school districts and communities move beyond the use of test scores to assess success and define what they see as quality schooling.

Graciela Mohamedi 

Graciela is a Brookline High School and Boston University physics teacher, the one Latinx educator in the department. She is a Brookline resident and parent, a veteran and an activist for justice in education. Graciela works to ensure the health of public education, and to empower parents, students and teachers to pursue social justice in the classroom by going beyond simply reaching equity.