Charley Brooks

Lead Program Facilitator

Charley (she/her) is a Lead Program Facilitator with Lead by Learning, where she works in service of transformative adult learning grounded in commitments to justice, inquiry, and research. Charley began her career working as a world history and English teacher in San Francisco public schools including the Woodside Learning Center and Leadership High School. Charley worked as a program associate with the History & Civics Project at UC Santa Cruz and has lectured in teacher education programs across the Bay Area including San José State University, UC Santa Cruz, and the University of San Francisco. She was a California Teacher Education Research Improvement Network (CTERIN) Educating Teacher Educators Fellow and has published scholarship in peer-reviewed academic journals that include the History Education Research Journal, Teaching Education, and Social Studies Research and Practice. She received her BA in Africana Studies and Politics from Oberlin College, a MAT in Urban Education and Social Justice from the University of San Francisco, and a PhD in Education from UC Santa Cruz where she studied social studies teaching and learning, teacher preparation, and critical theories of race and whiteness. Charley lives in El Cerrito with her partner, two kids, and dog.