Greetings from the Office of the Superintendent

  •   Ben Lummis

    Ben Lummis 

    Interim Superintendent of Schools, Brookline 
      Ben Lummis was appointed Interim Superintendent of Schools by the School Committee in August 2019. Mr. Lummis is an accomplished leader, problem solver, and team builder who has worked in public education for twenty years.

    Mr. Lummis worked as a Vice President at the National Center on Time & Learning, leading the TIME Collaborative, a five-state initiative to develop models of high quality expanded time schools. In this position, Mr. Lummis led the team responsible for direct work with principals, teachers, and district leaders helping them to effectively expand the school day to deepen student engagement, strengthen instruction, and increase academic achievement. Prior to coming to Brookline, he was the Vice President of Educator and Professional Development Programs at EF Education First and a Director at the Center for Collaborative Education. He has served as a School Committee member in Cambridge, and began his career in education as a middle school English teacher in Cambridge and Needham.

    Mr. Lummis first joined the Public Schools of Brookline in 2015, as Special Assistant to the Superintendent for Strategy and Performance. In that role, Mr. Lummis was responsible for the development of the district’s strategic plan, process and decision-making improvements based on staff input and research-based best practices, and creating processes to better support educators in using data to strengthen student learning.

    Mr. Lummis earned a Master of Arts degree in Teaching at Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Michigan.

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