Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Librarian/Media Specialist (2015-2016) -

New Beginnings Family Academy, Bridgeport, CT Reports to: Chief Academic Officer, Academic Dean Classification: Full-time/Exempt/185 days. Summary: The NBFA teacher must be committed to and advocate for NBFA's mission to provide its students a rigorous education that ensures academic success and builds character in partnership with their families. 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 Accountabilities:  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 that 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 that encourages students to think critically throughout the learning process. Maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures. Communicate effectively and regularly, both 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/or program classification. Establish and maintain cooperative and respectful working relationships with students, parents and other 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, performing duties. Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers and leaders. Certification, Knowledge and Skills: The Teacher must:  Maintain a current Connecticut certification (048). Aspire to master his/her content area or subject matter and be willing and able to receive constructive criticism to achieve that goal. Be willing and able to offer constructive feedback to assist colleagues. 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. Compensation: Salary and benefits per collective bargaining agreement. NBFA offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience. Swadhi Sreenivasan, 203-384-2897, 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605