Meet Our Teachers

Learn about Brooke from the talented educators who are closing the achievement gap.

Meet our 2017-2018 staff  

Abby Waldman, Principal at Brooke Mattapan

Hometown: Hamilton, NY Education: Brandeis University, B.A.; University of Nevada, Las Vegas, M.Ed. Grades taught: 2,3,4 “I love that teachers at Brooke are completely trusted to make the decisions required for our students to succeed. We have control over the curriculum, meaning we give input on the standards we teach and have the ability to change things immediately if they’re not working. All of the professional development is driven by what teachers want to focus on in order to improve student achievement. The time devoted to collaboration with other teachers and administrators gives us the opportunity to develop into excellent instructors. Working here has shown me that when teachers are developed as classroom leaders and treated like knowledgeable professionals, we can achieve incredible results.”