Classroom Teacher - New Beginnings Family Academy
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Elementary School Classes
Job Title: Elementary School Teacher-Grades 4-6
Job Location: New Beginnings Family Academy
Beginning: Aug 18, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Elementary Education, 1-6 (005)
Certificate: Elementary,Grades 1-6 (305)
Certificate: Pre-K - Grade 8 (001)
District: New Beginnings Family Academy
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Telephone: 203-384-2897 EXT 117
Job Description:
 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

 Summary: 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
? 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

Classification: Full-Time/Exempt/185 days Compensation: Per Collective Bargaining Agreement

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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