Joseph “Jerry” Burrell
Family Literacy Instructor and ESOL Level 2 Instructor
Jerry Burrell is a recent and happily retired administrator for the Boston Public Schools. Prior to his twenty year administrative role, he taught humanities in middle and high school in the Newton and Boston Public Schools. When he isn’t enjoying the opportunity to teach ESOL to a diverse group of adults at QARI, he spends his time doing carpentry, gardening, reading, playing the piano, and being fix it person in the house he owns in Weymouth. And although he can speak a bit of French and German, he is also trying, with little apparent success, to learn to speak Vietnamese and Mandarin. Jerry is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and The English High School in Boston where he is active in alumni affairs as the school prepares to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its founding in 1821.