Dr. Lindsa McIntyre

Jeremiah E. Burke High School

Panelist: Linda McIntyre

Dr. Lindsa McIntyre fondly known as “Ms. Mac” is a transformational educational leader in the city of Boston and is currently the headmaster of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, located in the heart of the “promise neighborhood” of Roxbury and Dorchester. Tasked to redesign a state designated underperforming high the school, Dr. McIntyre through her passionate interactions and interventions was able to meet the targeted needs of the entire at risk student body. As a result, of her commitment to social justice, equity and access to quality education for all students, she was able to lead the school out of underperformance, making the Jeremiah E. Burke, the first high school in the commonwealth of Massachusetts to exit Turnaround status. Prior to her work at the Burke, Dr. McIntyre was the Headmaster of Community Academy, an alternative high school in Boston, where she collaborated with external partners to build a positive school environment. Previously she held leadership roles at the King Middle School, founding leader of Boston Day Academy, and administrator at City on a Hill Charter School. Lindsa began her teaching career in Boston at the Burke High School. Ms. McIntyre received a Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching in 1996 and was honored by the Freedom House as a Champion of Freedom in 2011. Dr. McIntyre recently completed her doctorate degree at Boston College.

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