Who Are We?
Brooke Charter Schools is a network of five public charter schools serving grades K-12 in Mattapan, Roslindale, and East Boston. At Brooke, we coach and invest in our teachers so that they can help our students achieve at the highest levels and graduate from college. Our students thrive because they are challenged and known.
At Brooke, computer science is a central feature of the curriculum. In grades 1-8, students study coding and robotics for 60 to 90 minutes per week, using a range of introductory languages and platforms, including Code.org, Pencil Code, Scratch, LEGO Mindstorms, and App Inventor. The high school computer science program builds on this foundation, with three years of required computer science for every student, including an AP course.What is the High School Computer Science Teacher Role?
As a Computer Science teacher at Brooke High School, you set the tone for growth, learning, and teamwork. It's for our kids; nothing less than the best will do when you're helping students succeed.
You are the leader of your classroom and build strong relationships with students in order to push them to be their best selves both academically and personally. You crave feedback, think deeply about instruction, and collaborate with colleagues in order to meet the needs of every student. To that end, you will take part in regular data meetings, engage in approximately 20 administrative observations and 15 peer observations per year, and participate in nearly 300 hours of professional development over the course of the school year.
Hours for this role are 7:45 am - 4:00 pm daily. You will teach multiple sections of computer science daily and also serve as an advisor; advisors mentor students, communicate with families, and share information about colleges and character education. You may choose to lead an after-school club or coach a sport for an additional stipend. Is This You?
- You've earned a Bachelor's degree and have a deep content knowledge of computer science.(it's a major plus if you have experience with FIRST Robotics and/or the use of CNC equipment).
- After at least 2 years as a lead teacher, you know the importance of building a joyful classroom culture where students are held to high behavioral and academic expectations.
- You believe that great teaching is the leading indicator of student success and have an unwavering belief in your students' capabilities.
- You are professional, warm, and collaborative with students, families, and colleagues.
- You are able to start July 19, 2021.
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.
Apply before our priority deadline on December 4th!
- Position Type: Full-time
- Positions Available: 1
- Job Categories: Career Education > Computer Science
Classroom Teacher > Computer Science
Our founders have understood and upheld teacher quality - not socioeconomic status or race - as the #1 predictor of student achievement.
Named after the late Senator Edward W. Brooke, the first African American popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, our mission is to provide an academically rigorous public education to students from Boston and Chelsea that will ensure that they are prepared to enter into and succeed in college. Brooke currently serves 1,900 students in grades K-12 at five campiuses in Boston. Learn more about us... Location Description
Brooke Charter Schools is a network of three K-8 public, charter schools dedicated to closing the achievement gap in the Greater Boston area. Brooke students are 98% minority and 78% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. For nearly a decade, we have steadily expanded to provide more and more students with the quality education they deserve. The original Brooke School (Brooke Roslindale) serves 475 students in grades K-8. In August 2011, Brooke opened a second school (Brooke Mattapan) in a temporary location in South Boston, serving 168 students in grades K, 1, and 5, with plans to grow to full size (475 students in grades K-8) by 2014. In August 2012, Brooke opened its third K-8 school (Brooke East Boston), which will follow the same growth trajectory. This rate of growth makes Brooke the largest and fastest growing charter school network in Boston. Over the last few years, Brooke scholars have set a new bar for what is possible at an urban public school. For the last three years, Brooke 7th and 8th graders have ranked among the highest performing districts in the state and have been the highest performing district in the state on at least one Math or ELA test. Learn more about us... Equal Opportunity Employer
Brooke Charter Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. Job Requirements
- At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
- Bachelor degree preferred
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
- Nicole Grandinetti, Director of Talent Recruitment
- 200 American Legion Highway
- Mattapan, Massachusetts 02124