Classroom Teacher - New Beginnings Family Academy
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Elementary School Classes
Job Title: ELEMENTARY TEACHER- Kindergarten- 3rd grade
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)
District: New Beginnings Family Academy
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Telephone: 203-384-2897 EXT 117
Job Description:

About New Beginnings Family Academy:
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
- 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 Teachers Retirement Board (“TRB”)
- 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

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