FOUNDING 8TH GRADE ACADEMY PART-TIME SPANISH TEACHER - 2018-2019 (BROOKE 8TH GRADE ACADEMY)
- Job posted by Brooke Charter Schools
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.
Introducing Brooke’s 8th Grade Academy
In August of 2018, Brooke will welcome its inaugural class to the 8th Grade Academy. Due to increased enrollment at our K-8 campuses, we are converting Brooke Roslindale, Brooke Mattapan, and Brooke East Boston to K-7 campuses and launching Brooke 8th Grade Academy which will be solely devoted to 8th graders. The Academy will also serve as a way to help prepare students to transition from their elementary campuses to high school.
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 8th Grade Academy Spanish Teacher will hold primary responsibility for the development of curriculum, the instruction of content, and the growth and success of students.
A successful 8th Grade Spanish teacher will ensure that all students feel challengedand known.
The Role & Responsibilities
The Spanish teacher will deliver instruction to four (4) sections two (2) times per week for 40 minute periods. The required hours are from 9 am - 2 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
- 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.
Minimum Education Required