Background on Brooke
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 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.
On the 2012 MCAS exam Brooke students excelled:
- In all tested elementary grades (3-5), Brooke Roslindale students scored #1 in the state in Mathematics;
- In 4th and 8th grade, Brooke Roslindale students scored #1 in the state in English;
- On all English and Mathematics tests in all grades, Brooke Roslindale ranked either #1, #2 or #3 among all Boston schools; and
- In its first year of existence, Brooke Mattapan demonstrated the highest growth in the state in both English and Mathematics.
The Brooke Way
We believe that our most effective strategy for closing the achievement gap for all low-income children is to create schools that approach teaching as the intellectually rigorous, deeply challenging profession that it is. The sophisticated nature of this work requires that we invest in attracting top-notch teaching candidates and then invest in building the culture and structures that will help them develop their full potential. Therefore, we direct all of our resources toward creating a culture that reveres great teaching, develops it, and supports it.
We invest in this vision by:
- Focusing intently on pre-service and weekly professional development, centered on video analysis, data analysis, and co-planning.
- Holding ourselves accountable by measuring student mastery of clear learning standards, not by scripting the curriculum.
- “Sweating the small stuff” to create a highly functional working and learning environment
- Provide individual, and small group speech/language services
- Screen and evaluate students for the presence of speech/language disorders
- Generate, maintain, track, and update all required student records, to include but not limited to: speech/language evaluation reports, IEP goals and objectives, IEP progress notes, etc
- Collaborate with parents and teachers, engaging them as partners in the student’s therapeutic intervention
- Speech and Language Therapist License from the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- A commitment to ensuring academic success for all students
- A shared dedication to the Brooke Charter School philosophy and mission
- Excellent skills in the areas of teamwork, oral and written communication, and organization
Please visit our career site to create a profile and submit an application: https://brookema.schoolrecruiter.net
Candidates will be prompted to submit the following:
- Cover Letter
- Answers to applications listed below (800 total word limit)
Indeed - 21 months ago
Brooke Charter Schools is a network of three K-8 public, charter schools dedicated to closing the achievement gap in the Greater Boston...