DEAN BROOKE JAMES
As founding dean of Relay Washington, DC, Brooke James leads all aspects of teacher preparation for the region. In the six years that Brooke has been with Relay, she served as a founding assistant professor of practice of Relay New York and led the research, design, and review of over 80 graduate-level courses used in Relay’s Master of Arts in Teaching program nationally. James started her teaching career at English High School in Boston, MA, and then excitedly moved back to DC to join DC Public Schools, teaching social studies for two years at Columbia Heights Educational Campus, where she served as social studies department chair, and two years at Alice Deal Middle School, where she served as a cross-curricular team leader. In 2007–2008, Brooke was named DCPS Outstanding First Year Teacher and, in 2009, Brooke served in the first group of Teachers Central to Leadership Fellows. James holds a BA from The George Washington University and an EdM from Harvard University.