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Elementary Teachers Grades K-6

Elementary Teachers Grades K-6
New Beginnings Family Academy, 184 Garden St., Bridgeport, CT 06605
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

 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
 All certified personnel participate in the Connecticut Teachers Retirement Board (“CTRB”).
 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

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

Start Date
Per Collective Bargaining Agreement
Contact Human Resources
Phone: 203-384-2897
184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605