Associate Teacher Corps

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Associate Teacher Program Overview
Each year, we seek to recruit 20-30 Associate Teachers into our network. Associates are paired with mentor teachers and receive intensive professional development including weekly seminars focused on the fundamentals of classroom management, daily observations of highly skilled teachers, and frequent coaching conversations. Associates begin their Brooke experience with nearly a month of full-time professional development. Once school starts, Associates spend most of their time observing lead teachers and slowly take on an increasing amount of classroom management through leading small portions of instruction. By the spring, adequately progressing Associates teach for a full period each week. Like all Brooke staff, Associates receive frequent feedback: in addition to near daily coaching conversations with their mentors, Associates receive formal evaluations at the end of each month based on detailed rubrics that outline essential skills and a mastery timeline.

If you have any questions about the Associate Teacher Program at Brooke, contact Sadie Shea (, Associate Teacher Program Manager. 

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. Candidates should complete the online application, including a current 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 first participate in a phone interview. We will focus on your previous experience and the content of your application.
Step 3: In-Person Interview Applicants will be invited to an in-person interview at one of our schools. During your visit you’ll have the opportunity to complete a demonstration lesson with students, observe (and meet with) Brooke teachers, and interview with a Brooke principal. 
Step 4: 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 2019-2020 school year, Brooke schools will distribute a maximum of ten $13,585 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.