Brooke hit the ground running in her first year of lead teaching at Caliber: ChangeMakers Academy. She joined the team just a few days before the start of the school year, and we have been so impressed with her ability to implement feedback seamlessly. As a result, she has shown tremendous growth so far this year! Brooke grew up in a small farm town in Pennsylvania where many great teachers inspired her to pursue a career in education. She attended East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and received a B.S. in Early Childhood Education (preK-4) before moving to the Bay Area. She spent two years working at a preschool in Berkeley before joining Caliber. She made the decision to join the Caliber team because she was excited to become a part of a collaborative team of educators making a difference in the field of education.
Words about Brooke from her team:
All about Brooke!
1. What is your favorite thing about working at Caliber?
My favorite thing about working at Caliber is the consistent support from other teachers and leadership.
2. What was your favorite subject growing up?
Growing up, my favorite subject was reading/language arts.
3. What is your favorite memory associated with music?
I have many favorite memories involving music. It has always been a huge part of my life because I have been dancing since I was three years old. I was also a part of my high school and college marching bands as a member of the color guard.
4. What is your dream vacation + what would you do there?
My favorite vacations are always going to beautiful beaches and enjoying the sunshine.
5. What is your favorite thing about the Bay Area?
My favorite thing about the Bay Area is it's diversity. Being around such a diverse population of people allows me to be more informed and aware of other people's needs, struggles, achievements, and narratives.
6. What's a fun fact that most people might not know about you?!
A fun fact about me is that I love to bake and I have recently gotten into layering and decorating cakes.
Brooke, your Kindergarteners are lucky to have you!