Brett Dickens | Principal, Boston Community Leadership Academy
Brett Dickens is in her fourth year as headmaster of Boston Community Leadership Academy, a pilot high school in the Boston Public Schools with a strong mission of empowering students to become leaders in their communities. The student population is comprised of 38.6% African-American, 47.4% Hispanic, 8.1% white; 3.8% Asian and 2.1% other. 88.1% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch. 24% of the population are English Language Learners. The school has two sub-separate special education programs- one serving students with Autism and the other serving students with emotional disabilities. Brett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1990; a Master of Education from Boston University in 1994; and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College in 1998. Brett’s previous experience includes serving as Principal at Stoughton High School in Stoughton, MA. She has previously taught in the Boston Public Schools and in the Stamford, CT Public Schools. Brett also has experience in online educational companies, publishing and consulting. Brett grew up in Durham, New Hampshire and currently lives in Milton, MA with her husband Kary (BC’90) and three sons- Cam, Nate and JD.