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A Note from Dr. Vice
Hello Brackett, 
I am so excited to be part of this amazing community! Over this year, the assistant principal, Michael Vanderlaine, and I look forward to getting to know the students, families, and faculty. As we begin the year, we crafted an entry plan centered on the following focal points, to support this work:
  • Creating a community of trust and respect.

  • Building a culture of open communication.

  • Continuing, enhancing, and/or developing approaches and programs that promote student achievement.

  • Gaining a variety of perspectives and insights about the educational program offered at Brackett Elementary School.

We will be connecting with the community weekly via email. Please check out the News and Announcements for recent communications.
Dr. Vice
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About The Principal
A portrait headshot featuring Dr. Vice centered, smiling and looking at the camera against a blurred backdrop of trees on a sunny day.  Dr. Vice has shoulder length dark blonde hair and blue eyes. In this image she is wearing tortise-shell round glasses and a white blouse with gold polka-dots.
Dr. Vice has been working in education for over 25 years, first as an elementary school teacher, then as an math instructional coach, and now as an administrator. She is coming to Arlington after serving as Dean of Faculty at an independent school in Boston, where she worked as an administrator since 2013. Gretchen recently completed her dissertation and graduated with an EdD in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy from Fordham University in May. She holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Bank Street College and a BA in Political Science from Emory University.