New Beginnings Family Academy ( learn more )

Bridgeport, Connecticut ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3682124
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : June 27, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 18, 2022

Job Description

About New Beginnings Family Academy Opened in September 2002 offering grades K-3, New Beginnings Family Academy (“NBFA”) offers active and engaging learning experiences from Pre-K through 8th grade. NBFA is a tuition-free, public charter school proudly distinguished by:
• Social, emotional and academic learning steeped in child development best practices • Small class sizes and two adults per classroom • An emotionally responsive model that weaves trauma-informed practice into every classroom • Parental involvement, in and outside of the classroom
• Placement at competitive high schools (Kolbe Cathedral, Notre Dame, Fairfield Prep, etc.)
NBFA is located at 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT. NBFA is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workplace. NBFA respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes of all its stakeholders: employees, students, families and members of its Board of Directors.

Mission-Driven Culture:
NBFA employees thrive in a collaborative environment of thoughtful, self-reflective professionals on a mission to change the life outcomes of Bridgeport youth by narrowing the nefarious achievement gap. Our mission is to provide students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives children a foundation to achieve their potential at every stage of life.

The Teacher, Pre-K, Age Three must be committed to and advocate for NBFA’s mission.
The Teacher, Pre-K, Age Three is responsible for delivering developmentally-appropriate, challenging and engaging instruction in the content area(s) consistent with his/her certification while developing meaningful relationships with students that foster a love of learning. The Teacher, Pre-K, Age Three must build and maintain open lines of communication with families to encourage parents/guardians to become education advocates for their children. The Teacher, Pre-K, Age Three must always comply with state and federal education laws and regulations.

Principal Responsibilities:
1. Implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences
2. Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, learning styles and special needs
3. Work collaboratively with special education teachers and interventionists to ensure children meet IEP targets
4. Continually use data to inform instructional decisions
5. Prepare and submit developmentally appropriate, on-time lesson plans for daily activities
6. A structured, positive classroom to encourage students to think critically throughout the learning process
7. Maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures
8. Communicate effectively and regularly, both orally and in writing, with students and parents
9. Collaborate with peers to enhance the instructional environment school-wide
10. Participate in school-wide and grade level data teams and Professional Learning Communities to share best practices and to improve overall school performance
11. Ensure that student growth is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and/or program
12. Establish and maintain cooperative and respectful working relationships with students, parents and other school personnel
13. Assume responsibility for meeting school-wide student performance goals
14. Demonstrate efficient work habits including, but not limited to: satisfactory attendance and use of personal time, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, attending grade level meetings, performing duties
15. Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers and leaders

Certification, Knowledge and Skills:
1. Current State of Connecticut Teacher Certification 001, 002, 003, 008, 112, or 113
2. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or appropriate subject, Master’s degree preferred
3. Aspire to master his/her content area or subject matter and be willing and able to receive constructive criticism to achieve that goal
4. Be willing and able to offer constructive feedback to assist colleagues
5. Understand that all work responsibilities are subject to performance goals and/or targets established as part of the Board’s and school’s organizational planning
6. Fervently believe in NBFA’s mission and be willing to work diligently to positively impact the life outcomes of our students

• Friendly work environment
• Healthcare plan including medical, dental, prescription, and vision benefits (generous portion of premium paid by NBFA)
• Life & AD&D, Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance • All certified personnel participate in the Connecticut Teachers Retirement Board (“CTRB”).
• Professional Development Opportunities
• 10+ paid holidays, school closes year-end, for Spring Break and Summer Vacation
• Personal Days/Sick Leave/Vacation per Collective Bargaining Agreement for certified teachers

Per Collective Bargaining Agreement

Full-time/Exempt/185 days
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Preschool
    Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
  • Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Anna Lavallee
    • 184 Garden Street
    • Bridgeport, Connecticut 06605

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