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Elementary Teacher - Art

Elementary Teacher - Art
New Beginnings Family Academy, 184 Garden St., Bridgeport, CT 06605
The Elementary Art Teacher must be committed to and advocate for NBFA's mission to provide students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional, and critical-thinking skills.This gives all children the foundation to achieve their potential at every stage of life.

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

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 goals
4. Continually use data to inform instructional decisions
5. Prepare and submit developmentally appropriate, on-time lesson plans for daily activities
6. Provide a structured, positive classroom that encourages students to think critically throughout the
learning process
7. Maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures
8. Communicate effectively and regularly, 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 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 school personnel
13. Assume responsibility for meeting school-wide student performance goals
14. Satisfy professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring
schedules, attending grade-level meetings, and performing duties
15. Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers and leaders
• Friendly work environment
• Healthcare including medical, dental, prescription, and vision coverage (generous portion of premium paid by NBFA)
• Life & AD&D, Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance
• State of CT Teacher Retirement Benefits
• Professional Development Opportunities
• 10+ paid holidays and school closes the last week of the year, for Spring Break and
Summer Vacation
• Personal Days/Vacation/Sick Leave per Collective Bargaining Agreement
• Current State of CT Teacher Certification 042; others considered
• Bachelor's degree in Education, Elementary 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 constructive feedback to assist colleagues
• Understand that all responsibilities are subject to performance goals and/or targets established as part
of the Board’s and school’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