Associate Teacher - Immediate Opening - (Brooke East Boston)

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Associate Teacher - Immediate Opening - (Brooke East Boston)

Posted date
March 14, 2019
Organization
Location

Roslindale, MA

Employment Type
Full-Time

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. After a competitive application process, our Associate Teachers are placed on grade-level teams for a year-long, paid apprenticeship in great teaching.

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, Associate Teachers:
-are paired with an upper elementary or middle school mentor teacher 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.

Qualifications
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

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 we live in.

APPLY HERE: https://www.ebrooke.org/join-our-team/current-opportunities/?gh_jid=140…