Brooke (Alam) Beach ’07
Posted on March 8, 2013
Brooke (Alam) Beach ’07 entered the field of education as a faculty intern at Community Preparatory School in Providence, Rhode Island. Brooke first learned of the school through Wheaton’s partnership with Community Prep’s summer program. Having developed a relationship with staff and administration at Community Prep during the summers of her sophomore and junior years, Brooke joined the school’s staff after graduation. For two years, she wore many hats while working with students in grades 3-8 as a Title I tutor, building substitute, third grade science teacher, and after school program director.
In 2009, Brooke became a fulltime teacher at the Paul Cuffee Charter School, also in Providence. She is enjoying her classroom of first graders as they transform into readers, writers, mathematicians, and thinkers.
Brooke holds a masters degree from Lesley University and has mentored student interns and resident teachers from CCRI, Roger Williams University, and of course, Wheaton College. Her classroom is one of the sites for Professor Mary Lee Griffin’s research project on mindfulness and learning. Professor Griffin, along with Wheaton students Raffi Sweet and Liza Detenber, are currently collecting data at the school.