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The Role & Responsibilities
Teachers who thrive at Brooke High tend to be entrepreneurial instructors and hungry learners who crave frequent, high-quality feedback on their practice. They also have a great deal of passion and expertise in their content area that they are eager to share with students. The 9th Grade High School History & Literature teacher (with History Expertise) will partner with one other 9th Grade High School History & Literature teacher (with Literature Expertise) to refine and teach the entire curriculum in reading, social studies, and writing. The 9th Grade course is expected to cover American history and literature from prehistory to 1890. Students will complete this two-year course in their sophomore year by taking American History & Literature 1890 to present. Ideally, as many students as possible will take the Advanced Placement United States History test at the end of their sophomore year. The History & Literature teachers will co-plan instruction with at least one other colleague who will teach the same course, and each will teach a two-period block class to two different classes, for a total student load of about 45-60 students; this low student load is designed to allow teachers to maximize feedback to students on their writing about both history and literature. This teacher will partner with the History focused teacher to co-plan the course.
Each teacher is also responsible for serving as an advisor. Advisors will serve as student mentors and parent communication liaisons for a small single gender group of students. Advisories will meet twice daily; each day will begin with a short check in and end with a 25-minute advisory session. Additionally, advisories will engage in weekly classes designed around college information and character education.
Teachers’ hours are 7:45-4:00 daily, with the student academic day running from 8:00-2:05 on Mondays and 8:00-3:45 on other days. Teachers may elect to lead an after-school extra-curricular club or coach a sport for an additional stipend. In the summer of 2018, new teacher PD will begin on July 18, and the school year will begin in late August.
A successful Brooke High School 9th Grade American History and Literature Teacher will ensure that all Brooke scholars feel challenged and known.
- Bachelor’s degree leading to deep knowledge of American history and/or Literature
- Minimum of two (2) 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
Minimum Education Required