Background on Brooke
Brooke Charter Schools opened Brooke High in August of 2016, and we are looking for exceptional educators to help found our 10th grade team and build a strong school culture focused on rigorous academics and developing strength of character.
Founded in 2002, Brooke Charter Schools is a network of three K-8 public charter schools in Boston and now one high school. Our mission is to provide an academically rigorous public education to students from the cities of Boston and Chelsea that will ensure that they are prepared to attend and succeed in college. Named after Senator Edward W. Brooke III, the first African-American popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, our strategy is to focus relentlessly on developing excellent teaching. Brooke students (90% Black and Latino and 77% eligible for free or reduced price lunch) are showing that urban students are capable of achieving at the highest levels, as they consistently produce results among the highest in the state.
The Role & Responsibilities
The High School Spanish teacher is responsible for teaching four periods a day and conducting office hours one period a day. In the 2017-2018 school year, Brooke High will offer Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, Spanish for Native Speakers, and AP Spanish Language. There will be two Spanish teachers who will split this course load. When Brooke High has grown to full size, the Spanish department will consist of six to seven teachers.
Each teacher is also responsible for serving as an advisor. Advisors serve as student mentors and parent communication liaisons for a small single gender group of students. Advisories meet twice daily; each day begins with a short check in and ends with a 25-minute advisory session. Additionally, advisories engage in weekly lessons designed around college information and character education.
Teachers’ hours are 7:30 – 4:00 daily, with the student academic day running from 8:00 to 2:05 on Mondays and 8:00 to 3:45 on other days. There is also an option to lead an after-school extra-curricular club or coach a sport for an additional stipend. New teacher professional development will begin on July 17th.