New Beginnings Family Academy ( learn more )

Bridgeport, Connecticut ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3802351
  • 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 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 to develop essential social, emotional, and critical-thinking skills to give all children the foundation to achieve their potential.

The Elementary Teacher 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 Elementary Teacher must build and maintain open lines of communication with families to encourage parents/guardians to become education advocates for their children. The Elementary Teacher must comply with state and federal education laws and regulations at all times.

Principal Responsibilities:
?Implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences
?Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, learning styles and special needs
?Work collaboratively with Special Education Teachers and Interventionists to ensure children meet IEP goals
?Continually use data to inform instructional decisions
?Prepare and submit developmentally appropriate, on-time lesson plans for daily activities
?Provide a structured positive classroom which encourages students to think critically
?Maintain effective and efficient record-keeping procedures
?Communicate effectively and regularly, orally and in writing, with students and parents
?Collaborate with peers to enhance the instructional environment school-wide
?Participate in school-wide and grade-level data teams and Professional Learning Communities to share best practices and help improve overall school performance
?Ensure that student growth is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and program
?Establish and maintain cooperative and respectful relationships with students, parents and school personnel
?Assume responsibility for meeting school-wide student performance goals
?Satisfy professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, attending grade level meetings, and professional performance of all duties
?Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and leaders

Certification, Knowledge and Skills:
?Current State of Connecticut Teacher Certification 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 013, 113 or 305
?Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary or Early Childhood Education or appropriate subject matter, Master’s Degree preferred
?Aspire to master his/her content area or subject matter and be willing and able to receive constructive criticism to achieve this goal
?Be willing and able to offer and receive constructive feedback
?Understand that all work responsibilities are subject to performance goals and/or targets established as part of the Board’s and NBFA’s organizational planning
?Fervently believe in NBFA’s mission and be willing to work diligently to positively impact the life outcomes of our students

?Friendly work environment
?Health coverage includes medical, dental, prescription, and vision benefits (generous portion of premium paid by NBFA)
?Life, AD & D, Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance
?State of CT Teacher Retirement Benefits
?Professional Development Opportunities
?Ten (10)+ paid holidays plus school closes year-end, for Spring Break and Summer Vacation
?Vacation / Sick Leave / Personal Time per Collective Bargaining Agreement

Full-Time/Exempt/185 days

Per Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • 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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