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Headmaster/Principal, John D. O Bryant High School of Math & Science

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Start Date:To Be DeterminedEnrollment:School: 1,500
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The Boston Public Schools, the birthplace of public education in the United States, serves more than 57,000 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students in 128 schools. As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families and students to develop within every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life. Boston Public Schools is looking for the next generation of highly qualified leaders that will support, refine and expand the scope and quality of this work in our elementary schools.


The John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science has an illustrious history dating back over 100 years to the 19th century. The school was founded as Mechanic Arts High School in 1893. It became Boston Technical High School in 1944 and was located on Townsend Street in Roxbury for several decades until its relocation at its present site on what was then called New Dudley Street in 1987. In 1989, Boston Technical High School and Mario Umana Technical High School merged.

The School was renamed after Boston native and education leader John D. O'Bryant in 1992. Mr. O'Bryant was born in Boston in 1931. He was educated in the Boston public schools and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston University. After serving in the US Army he served as a teacher and guidance counselor in the Boston public schools from 1955-1969. Mr. O'Bryant was the first African-American elected to the Boston School Committee. He served as its president and as a national chairman of the Council of Urban Boards of Education. In 1979 he was appointed Northeastern University's Vice President of Student Affairs. Mr. O'Bryant was a tireless advocate for the children of Boston. He always took time to meet with young people and encourage them to set high goals and pursue a college education.

This year the school celebrates its 20th anniversary as the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. Over recent years, the school has refined its mission as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) school dedicated to preparing all students for college, advanced learning and high skilled careers.

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