Davis Fellows Program
Brooks School’s commitment to meaningful education extends beyond the student experience to include support and growth for young educators; those who are new to our school community, and also new to teaching, coaching, and residential life.
Brooks believes that meaningful education happens in the classroom, on the stages, studios and playing fields, and in our shared spaces outside the school day. Inspired by this philosophical conviction, we have designed a program to provide mentorship in more than one area of school life.
While dedication to our mission unites us,
it is our diversity that strengthens the Brooks School community.
Established in 2020, the Davis Fellows Program joins the Davis Scholars Program that currently serves our student population. Named for Brooks School alumnus Andrew Davis ‘81, the two programs honor his family’s commitment to supporting the futures of young people from underrepresented populations in independent schools.
The Fellows and Scholars programs are connected in name, mission and community, with the Fellow(s) encouraged to partake in the Scholars cohort. These valued Brooksians add their unique perspectives and experiences and contribute immeasurably to the fabric of our community.
A few Davis Fellow positions may be posted in any given year, with the expectation that one new appointment will be made. A Brooks School Davis Fellow will:
- teach one to two classes (observe one, teach one).
- partake in two seasons of afternoon activities (assistant coach in athletics, or supporting instructor in the arts).
- be affiliated with a dormitory.
- engage in Admission, College Counseling or Learning Center responsibilities, depending on interest.
- meet regularly with a mentor teacher, department chair, and the Dean of Curriculum and Instruction.
- connect with a mentor coach and/or director and dormitory head throughout the year.
The duration of the fellowship is one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second. Should a Davis Fellow wish to pursue an advanced degree in education, Brooks School will endeavor to partner with the institution of higher learning to support the Fellow toward that end. It is possible that a Davis Fellow be hired full time by Brooks School upon completion of the Davis Fellows Program.