Rick Nagir


    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    It is with great pride and excitement that I write to you as the principal of Brookline Elementary. I am proud to be able to continue the work that I first started here many years ago as a classroom teacher. This is a school with an honored tradition and a mission of educating the whole child. Brookline's child-centered approach truly makes it a caring and supportive environment to learn.  The partnerships that exist between the dedicated staff, families and community are evident and play a pivotal role in responding to the needs of every child that attends our school.  I am eager to continue this positive school culture and forge strong connections to ensure the best education possible for our students.         

    My past experiences have shaped my core beliefs and philosophy of education. For me, schools should be an integral part of the community they inhabit and mirror those beliefs by fostering a safe and nuturing environment that promotes the social, emotional and academic development of the students they serve.  They should also be focused on high expectations for all students, and through developmentally appropriate and best teaching practices, give students the skills to achieve these expectations.

    It is my desire to work collaboratively with you to provide our students with a foundation for future success as they spend their early educational years at Brookline Elementary. I believe in having an open door policy, so please feel free to contact me. I look forward to seeing you and to a great school year!


    Rick Nagir