New Beginnings Family Academy (learn more)

Bridgeport, Connecticut (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3688201
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: January 20, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

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.)
NBFA is located on an “urban campus” at 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT (within a mile of the University of Bridgeport and the beach at Seaside Park). NBFA is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workplace. NBFA respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes of all its 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 helping to close the nefarious achievement gap. Our mission is 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 a foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life.

Employee Benefits
NBFA offers a full array of benefits, including:
• Friendly work environment
• Medical and dental plan (generous portion of employee premium paid by NBFA)
• Life & AD&D, Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance
• All certified personnel participate in the Connecticut Teachers Retirement Board (“CTRB”).
• Professional Development Opportunities
• 10+ paid national holidays plus the school closes during the last week of the year
• 3 personal days each year
• Vacation and sick leave (per collective bargaining agreement for certified teachers)

Current Employment Opportunity

Certified Teacher/Math Coach
Classification: Full-time/Exempt/185 days

Summary: The NBFA Math Coach must be committed to and advocate for its 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 a foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life.

The Math Coach is responsible for working with classroom teachers in assisting with the full implementation and monitoring of the NBFA’s adopted math program in response to intervention needed for student achievement. The Math Coach must build and maintain open lines of communication with teachers to aid them in gaining content mastery. The Math Coach must comply with state and federal education laws and regulations at all times.

Principal Accountabilities:
1. Research and provide staff support to improve teaching and learning including teaching strategies, assessment of math skills, interpretation, and use of assessment results, etc
2. Research and provide information and guidance regarding a range of effective and innovative math practices through various activities such as individual discussions (informal and formal), coaching sessions, demonstration lessons with pre- and post- discussion/analysis, study groups, staff meetings, and professional development programs
3. Provide support and assistance to all classroom teachers in the full implementation of NBFA’s adopted math program
4. Conduct demonstration lessons to ensure that all teachers have been trained to an advanced level of delivery and are using the instructional materials as designed
5. Provide on-site staff development to ensure that teachers are knowledgeable about program components and understand the instructional design of how the program meets the standards
6. Assist teachers in creating an interactive classroom and ensure that recommendations for improvement are implemented
7. Serve as a resource in identifying appropriate instructional strategies and interventions to improve student achievement for all students
8. Collaborate with peers to enhance the instructional environment school-wide
9. Participate in school-wide and grade level data teams and Professional Learning Communities to share best practices and help improve overall school performance
10. Support grade-level teams in integrating math content with other subject areas through an interdisciplinary approach
11. Ensure that student growth is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and/or program classification
12. Assist teacher in preparation pacing for instruction
13. Participate in collaborative grade level meetings to assist in the analysis and utilization of assessment data to improve the focus of instructional planning and student achievement
14. Meet regularly with administrators to review benchmarks and established data points to assess student progress toward instructional goals
15. Prepare forms, records and reports as directed
16. Attends meetings and trainings as directed

Certification, Knowledge and Skills: The Math Coach must:
1. Maintain a current Connecticut teacher certification (029 or 229)
2. Master content area and be able to effectively share best practices to help colleagues attain goals
3. 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
4. Fervently believe in NBFA’s mission and be willing to work diligently to positively impact the life outcomes of our students
Compensation: Per collective bargaining agreement

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories: Administrator > Curriculum
    Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
  • Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Anna Lavallee
    • 184 Garden Street
    • Bridgeport, Connecticut 06605

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