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 1,730 students in grades K-10 and will grow to serve 2,200 students in grades K-12 by 2022.   

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 Role

Teachers who thrive at Brooke are those committed to developing strong relationships with their students and challenging them daily to be their best selves, academically and personally.  They tend to be passionate instructors and hungry learners who crave frequent, high-quality feedback on their practice. At Brooke, teachers are constantly going above and beyond to meet the diverse needs of their students and being the instructional and cultural leader of their warm and demanding classroom.  Brooke is built for teachers who want to think deeply about instruction and collaborate daily with their grade-level peers and instructional leaders.

The elementary Spanish Teacher will hold primary responsibility for the development of curriculum, the instruction of content, and the growth and success of students. The hours for this position are Monday-Friday 7:15am-4:20pm. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Preferred - Native Spanish abilities in reading, writing, and speaking
  • Preferred - Minimum of two years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher (excluding student teaching, practicum, or international teaching experience)
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students
  • Shared dedication to Brooke’s mission and organizational values
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, initiative, urgency, and positivity

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.

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