Dr. Keith Lezama will become the Interim Director of Brookline's Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) Program for the 2017-2018 school year. This leadership change in the METCO Program will be effective on July 1, 2017. Dr Lezama has worked for the Public Schools of Brookline since 2006 and has served as the Coordinator of METCO at Brookline High School since 2008. Prior to becoming Brookline High School's METCO Coordinator, Dr. Lezama was a paraprofessional at BHS. Dr. Lezama is well known in the BHS community for providing tremendous support to students academically and socially, while also challenging them to take and succeed in higher level courses. He has been a strong collaborator with high school staff and leadership to help students achieve academic excellence.
Dr. Lezama is a graduate of Brookline High School and of the METCO Program. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Education from Emmanuel College, and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Simmons. He received his Doctor of Education in K-12 Educational Leadership from Northeastern University. Dr. Lezama is also a liaison to Emmanuel College's Department of Education in the area of multicultural education, and recently completed his tenured role as an advisor to The College Board's national conference on diversity.
We warmly welcome Dr. Lezama to his new role, and are pleased to have him continue to serve Brookline in this new capacity.