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Brookline principal Asa Sevelius is finally becoming himself

Dr. Asa Sevelius, principal of the Heath School in Brookline.
Asa Sevelius is the principal of the Heath School in Chestnut Hill. –Lane Turner/Globe Staff

BROOKLINE — At noon on Wednesday, Asa Sevelius hit send on the e-mail that would change everything.

Dear Heath Community, I am writing to all of you to share some powerful news about me. . .

As principal of the Heath School in Chestnut Hill, he had made sure to keep his life from affecting his work. Even in a community as loving and progressive as this little school, which runs from pre-K through eighth grade, it’s important to maintain boundaries.

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