Classroom Teacher - New Beginnings Family Academy
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Elementary School Classes
Job Title: Bilingual Teacher
Job Location: New Beginnings Family Academy
Beginning: Aug 17, 2023
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Bilingual Elementary Education (902)
District: New Beginnings Family Academy
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Telephone: 203-384-2897 EXT 117
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.)  
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 NBFA teacher must be committed to and advocate for NBFA's mission to provide its students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children a foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life. The Teacher is responsible for delivering challenging and engaging instruction in the content area(s) consistent with his/her certification as well as fostering and maintaining open lines of communication with students and families.  The Teacher must comply with state and federal educational laws and regulations at all times.
Principal Responsibilities:
  • Plan, organize, and provide instruction in English and in the students’ native language. Instruction shall be closely related to and coordinated with the regular instruction program.
  • Plan, organize, and provide instruction in verbal and written skills of the native language
  • Establish and maintain strength-based relationships to ensure behavioral standards while fostering student self-discipline and positive peer relationships
  • Engage in on-going professional development in content area and pedagogy
  • Plan learning activities to address individual differences among students.
  • Develop, administer, and evaluate quality formative and summative assessments that reflect a balance of content knowledge and problem-solving skills
  • Monitor and evaluate students' progress in relation to district/school curriculum policies and other planned goals and objectives
  • Secure and maintain strong parent involvement to support academic growth and development
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Certification, Knowledge and Skills:  The Teacher must:
  • Maintain the required certification (902)
  • Aspire to master his/her content area or subject matter and be willing and able to receive constructive criticism to achieve that goal
  • Have Excellent oral, written communication and human relations skills
  • Be willing and able to offer constructive feedback to assist colleagues
  • Have experience in the use of educational technology
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Full-Time/Exempt/186 days
Per Collective Bargaining Agreement

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