Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes | Principal, Manning School
Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes has been the principal of the Manning School in Jamaica Plain for four years. During his time, he has focused on building an inclusion model for students with emotional impairments and increasing the academic challenge in the classroom. He transformed a traditional substantially separate model into a full inclusion model and has seen high parent satisfaction and high student growth rates. He has focused on student talk and open responses as a way of increasing higher order thinking skills for all students. Before the Manning, Ethan was a Boston Principal Fellow at the Ohrenberger School with mentor Steven Zrike. Before that Ethan worked at the Boston Plan for Excellence working on policy issues including weighted student funding, student assignment and central office reform. Ethan started his career in education teaching at the Renaissance School when it first opened in 1995 as one of the first charter schools in the state. He taught kindergarten, first and second grade and also served as the school-parent liaison. He has also worked at the state level in the Secretary of Education’s office as well as serving on the Educational Management Audit Council. Ethan lives in the South End with his wife and three children.