NAPS Fellows

College student teaching social studies lesson to upper elementary students.

NAPS Fellows – Classroom Helpers – paid position

  • Time Commitment: Approximately 2 hours/week, including transportation, worked out with elementary teachers
  • Where: Brayton and/or Greylock Elementary Schools in North Adams (3-4 miles away, 5-minute drive)
  • Work Hours: TBD between Williams College Student and teacher based on schedules
  • Contact: Amy Sosne
  • Common Application – This position is under the heading NAPS Classroom Support on the common application.

The program provides extra classroom support to assist with small groups particularly in ELA and math as well as an immersive classroom experience for college students interested in teaching or in just engaging with young students.  The program has focused on the needs of the youngest elementary students (1st-2nd grade) as well as those students transitioning to middle school in 5th/6th-grade.

NAPS Fellows – Brayton Brief Assistants

  • Time Commitment: Approximately 2 hours/week, including transportation
  • Where: Brayton Elementary School, North Adams Public Schools
  • Work Hours: Wednesday afternoons 3-4:30 pm
  • Contact: Amy Sosne
  • Common Application – This position is under the heading NAPS Classroom Support on the common application

Brayton Briefs was founded by 5th/6th grade teacher, Mary-Ellen Ropelewski in 2021-2022.  It has since been a successful outlet and program for some 6th grade students and college student mentors.  College student assists with 6th-grade students and teachers at Brayton Elementary School to create a newsletter that follows school issues, events, and news.

Time Commitment: 2-4 per week (Wednesday afternoons 3-4:30pm)