ASSOCIATE TEACHER - HIGH SCHOOL MATH - 2019-2020 - (BROOKE CHARTER SCHOOLS)

Brooke Charter Schools

Roslindale, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3077863
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 5, 2019
  • Starting Date: July 18, 2019

Job Description

Background on Brooke

Founded in 2002, Brooke Charter Schools is a network of college preparatory public schools with five campuses in Boston. Brooke currently serves 1,899 students in grades K-11 and will grow to serve 2,200 students in grades K-12 by 2023.

Named after the late Senator Edward W. Brooke, the first African-American popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, our strategy is to focus relentlessly on developing excellent teaching. Reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve in Boston and Chelsea, 56% of Brooke students self-identify as Black, 34% as Latino, 6% Caucasian, 2% Asian, and 2% Native American or multiracial. About three-quarters of Brooke students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Over the last several years, Brooke students have set a new bar for what is possible in urban public education, consistently outperforming their peers in Boston Public Schools, and producing academic achievement results among the highest in the state.

The Associate Teacher Role

Our Associate Teaching Corps is a team of urban educators committed to closing the achievement gap. Associates are paired with mentor teachers and receive intensive professional development including weekly seminars focused on the fundamentals of classroom management, daily observations of highly skilled teachers, and frequent coaching conversations. Associates begin their Brooke experience with nearly a month of full-time professional development. Once school starts, Associates spend most of their time observing lead teachers and gradually take on an increasing amount of classroom management through leading small portions of instruction. By the spring, adequately progressing Associates teach for a full period each week. Like all Brooke staff, Associates receive frequent feedback: in addition to near daily coaching conversations with their mentors, Associates receive formal evaluations at the end of each month based on detailed rubrics that outline essential skills and a mastery timeline.

This is an ideal position for individuals who have limited experience leading their own class, but who are looking for a rigorous and supported teaching position that provides opportunities to work intensely with students. Our goal is to provide sufficient experience, professional development, and mentorship to prepare our Associate Teachers to become lead teachers.

After a selective hiring process, Math Associate Teachers:
-are placed on grade-level teams for a year-long apprenticeship in great teaching
-participate in targeted professional development and co-planning sessions
-provide one-on-one tutoring; serve as scholar advisors; help with lesson planning and curriculum preparation; and ultimately lead their own classes and lessons

After a year of close mentorship, the majority of our Associate Teachers are ready to take on their own classroom as a full-time teacher.

The community and students we serve are diverse, and we are committed to reflecting that diversity in our staff. We strive to have the most diverse applicant pool possible; to that end, we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for any position at Brooke Charter Schools. By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, we provide the best educational experience to prepare our students for a future reflective of the world in which we live.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Math: General
  • Welcome to Brooke Charter Schools!

    Brooke Charter Schools is a network of three K-8 public, charter schools dedicated to closing the achievement gap in the Greater Boston area. Brooke students are 98% minority and 78% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. For nearly a decade, we have steadily expanded to provide more and more students with the quality education they deserve. The original Brooke School (Brooke Roslindale) serves 475 students in grades K-8. In August 2011, Brooke opened a second school (Brooke Mattapan) in a temporary location in South Boston, serving 168 students in grades K, 1, and 5, with plans to grow to full size (475 students in grades K-8) by 2014. In August 2012, Brooke opened its third K-8 school (Brooke East Boston), which will follow the same growth trajectory. This rate of growth makes Brooke the largest and fastest growing charter school network in Boston. Over the last few years, Brooke scholars have set a new bar for what is possible at an urban public school. For the last three years, Brooke 7th and 8th graders have ranked among the highest performing districts in the state and have been the highest performing district in the state on at least one Math or ELA test. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Brooke Charter Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree
      Dedication to ensuring academic success for all students
      Commitment to pursue a role in teaching
      Shared commitment to Brooke’s philosophy and mission
      Good problem-solving abilities and strong internal locus of control
      Excellent teamwork, communication, and organization skills
    • No experience required
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Sadie Shea , Associate Teacher Program Manager
    • 190 Cummins Highway
    • Roslindale, Massachusetts 02131

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