The Public Schools of Brookline
Brookline Town Hall
333 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Brookline, Massachusetts 02445
Andrew J. Bott
February 17, 2017
Dear Heath School Families and Staff,
I am pleased to announce the selection of Dr. AC Sevelius as Heath School principal. Dr. Sevelius joined the Heath community as vice principal in 2014, and has served as the interim principal since July 2015. Prior to joining the Public Schools of Brookline, Dr. Sevelius served for ten years at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, five of those as principal and four of those as vice principal. Dr. Sevelius has also served as a teacher and reading instructor in Berkeley, California and Nagoya Japan.
The Heath School principal search committee engaged in a thoughtful and rigorous hiring process in order to select the best person to lead the Heath School community forward. The search committee reviewed the application packets of over thirty highly qualified candidates, interviewed multiple candidates, and selected several finalists for the position. Dr. Sevelius’ belief that a joyful, high-quality education is a fundamental civil right stood out to members of the committee. Equally important to committee members is Dr. Sevelius’ understanding that the ways we support how children learn are as important as what students learn.
Dr. Sevelius has proven to be an instructional and community leader, helping to further develop the supportive, safe and effective learning environment that all students deserve and need. During tenures in two school communities, Dr. Sevelius has expertly led and collaborated with faculty to address issues of equity and achievement for all learners. Dr. Sevelius is a collaborative leader and a clear communicator who works with teachers, families, and students to directly address challenging issues in a respectful and productive manner.
As principal of Heath School, Dr. Sevelius will continue the work that is important to the Heath community, and openly and energetically embrace the challenges we face. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Sevelius as principal of the Heath School.