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FOUNDING HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHER - 2018-2019 (BROOKE HIGH SCHOOL)
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Background on Brooke
Brooke Charter Schools opened Brooke High in August of 2016, and we are looking for exceptional educators to add to our founding team, who can help build a strong school culture focused on rigorous academics and developing strength of character.
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 & 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.
At Brooke, teachers design their own curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards and are solely responsible for the academic achievement of their students. The founding High School Mathematics teacher is responsible for creating a classroom environment that develops in each student an awareness and appreciation of the role of advanced mathematics in everyday life and the world around us.
By the time they enter high school, Brooke students have spent years cultivating the ability to use inquiry to construct knowledge in mathematics. Through posing an interesting problem and crafting a thoughtful discussion, Brooke math teachers guide students through the process of discovering math principles for themselves. Scholars remember the content more readily having participated in its discovery, and are able to make deep connections through their school careers, both within and outside the field of mathematics.
Every Brooke High teacher is also responsible for serving as an advisor. Advisors serve as student mentors, parent communication liaisons, and college counselors 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 long-term work around character education and college.
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 16, and the school year will begin in late August.
A Successful Brooke High Founding Mathematics Teacher will ensure that all Brooke scholars feel challenged and known.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Shared dedication to Brooke’s mission and organizational values
- Growth mindset and a desire to continually improve through frequent feedback, coaching, and professional development;
- Deep content knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, high-level mathematics up to and including AP Calculus AB
- Minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher (excluding student teaching, practicum, or international teaching experience)
- Efficiently source, design, and critically consume curriculum to create a well-rounded learning experience for our students that is steeped in real-world connections and meets a high bar of rigor
- Create a classroom climate where students are held to the highest expectations for interpersonal and academic work, and are actively engaged in constructing their understanding of the core content
- Use frequent data collection and analysis to drive awareness of student needs, provide feedback, and plan instruction
- Relate authentically and professionally with students, parents, and colleagues
- Create an advisory climate that supports all students in feeling safe and known
- 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 we live in.
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