Associate Teacher Corps

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Associate Teacher Program Overview
Associate Teacher Scholarship
Application and Hiring Timeline
Life After City Year (LACY) and NPEA Partnership

Our Associate Teaching Program is a team of 20 urban educators committed to closing the achievement gap. After a competitive application process, our Associate Teachers are placed on grade-level teams for a year-long (paid) apprenticeship in great teaching. Throughout the year, Associate Teachers participate in targeted professional development and co-planning sessions, slowly taking on more and more classroom responsibilities. Associate Teachers provide one-on-one tutoring; serve as scholar advisors; help with lesson planning and curriculum preparation; and ultimately lead their own classes and lessons. After a year of close mentorship, the majority of our Associate Teachers are ready to take on their own classroom as a full-time teacher at one of our four schools.

Current Openings


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Commitment to teaching and ensuring academic success for all students
  • Shared dedication to Brooke’s philosophy and mission
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and organization skills

Application and Hiring Process

Step 1: Submit an online application We accept applications on a rolling basis, and we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. To view open positions, click the link to our recruit and hire site. To formally apply, create an online profile and upload your most recent resume and cover letter. We do not accept applications via email or direct mail. Our recruitment team reviews all completed applications, and we make every effort to respond in a timely manner.
Step 2: Phone Interview Selected applicants will participate in a phone interview with our Director of Talent. We will focus on your previous experience and the content of your application.
Step 3: Administrative Interview Applicants who are invited to this phase of the application process will participate in a phone interview with one of our school-based principals. Your conversation will build on your conversation in the first phone interview.
Step 4: Scenario Exercise Applicants applying for an Associate Teacher role will be asked to complete a scenario-based exercise. You will be emailed the exercise and will have 24 hours from the time it is sent out to resubmit it via email. We will not accept late submissions. If you are invited to debrief your scenario exercise, someone will be in contact within 3 business days of submission. 
Step 5: In-Person Interview Applicants will be invited to an in-person interview at one of our schools. During your visit you’ll observe Morning Motivation and classroom teaching. You will meet with current Brooke teachers, the recruitment team, and the school-based principal.
Step 6: Reference Check During your in-person interview, you will be asked to submit the names of three references. Our school-based principals will connect with each reference before a final offer is made.

Associate Teacher Scholarship

The Brooke Associate Teacher Scholarship is designed to provide supplementary aid to strong Associate Teacher candidates who have faced adversity in their own lives and who could most benefit from additional financial support as Associate Teachers. Looking ahead to the the 2018-2019 school year, Brooke schools will distribute a maximum of ten $15,000 scholarships to qualified individuals. A team of Brooke staff will review and award those scholarships on the basis of the answers provided to the three questions on this application. Scholarship applicants must also submit a complete application to the Associate Teacher Corps to apply for the award. Brooke Associate Teacher Scholarship Application

City Year’s LACY Program and Brooke Charter Schools – Exciting Partnership!

Are you a City Year alum? Apply to be an Associate Teacher! Brooke Charter Schools and LACY have partnered to provide City Year alumni preference in our application process by automatically moving them to the initial phone interview round. Apply today!

NPEA Members now get preference in our application process by automatically moving them to the initial phone interview round. Apply today!  


I decided to apply to the AT position at Brooke because I was immediately attracted to how invested the school was in all their teachers from ATs to veterans.  I loved the idea of having continual conversations with a mentor teacher, where I would have an opportunity to reflect on my lessons, and receive valuable feedback.  I knew I wanted to be part of a school culture that never settled for  mediocre or even great.  Here at Brooke, I found through the AT program, that we are all growing as teachers and are always striving to better our teaching practices.  For me, this starts at the AT level, but is widely practiced and valued by even the most veteran teachers at this school.