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Math Specialist

New Beginnings Family Academy
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Per collective bargaining agreement

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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 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 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.

Current Employment Opportunities

Certified Teacher/Specialists

Summary: The Math Specialist will support the implementation of the district's multi-tiered instruction and intervention model. The Math Specialist will provide expertise in tier 1 instruction and interventions to students who require support in the areas of numeracy to enhance the district's capacity to meet the needs of all learners through tiered intervention. The Math Specialist must demonstrate a commitment to reinforcing research-based strategies and programs with a willingness to support students at-risk for learning success.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Plan and deliver evidence-based lessons where necessary, support teachers in the practice of doing the same
  • Frequently monitor student progress and maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures
  • Participate in school-wide and grade level data teams and Professional Learning Communities to share best practices and help improve overall school performance 
  • Meet with SRBI Team and Principals to review student performance data, and develop strategies to address the needs of learners
  • Support SPED teachers in the development of IEP goals and objectives
  • Attend professional development on content, instructional pedagogy, and differentiation
  • Perform other duties related to content area instructional improvement and student learning, as assigned by the principal


  • Knowledge of Common Core Curriculum Standards and frameworks
  • Knowledge of research-based interventions, assessments, and instructional strategies
  • Experience in implementing standards-based lesson plans with embedded formative assessments
  • Experience in developing strategies to address the diverse needs of students at-risk for learning
  • Ability to provide teachers with hands-on, relevant, and practical assistance to differentiate support based on the needs of individual students
  • Ability to work well with others, build relationships with school staff, and maintain confidentiality
  • Commitment to the success of all students and teachers
  • Computer proficiency and commitment to technology integration in content instruction
  • Minimum of 4-years of teaching experience

Certification, Knowledge and Skills: The Math Specialist Teacher must:

  • Maintain a current Connecticut teacher certification
  • Master his/her content area or subject matter
  • 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
  • Be willing and able to receive constructive criticism to achieve performance goals
  • Fervently believe in NBFA’s mission and be willing to work diligently to positively impact the life outcomes of our students

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+ 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)

 Classification: Full-time/Exempt/185 days

Compensation: Per collective bargaining agreement




New Beginnings Family Academy (NBFA) is a  public charter school for students in grades Pre-K through 8th, located in Bridgeport, CT. Our mission is to provide students with a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps them develop essential social, emotional, and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children the necessary foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life. 

NBFA’s research-based and culturally responsive curricular programs and instructional practices ensure a solid grasp of essential literacy and numeracy foundational skills, critical thinking and problem-solving, and rigorous preparation for challenging secondary education. 

We are a school with high social-emotional learning capacity.  NBFA’s Emotionally Responsive Practice (ERP) model attends to the whole child, not just academics.  Our diverse team of certified teachers and leaders is comprised of empathic individuals who believe in the transformative power of high-quality education and the potential of EVERY child, regardless of demographics.  Selected through a blind lottery, NBFA’s hardworking, inquisitive students come from every neighborhood in Bridgeport and reflect the various ethnicities and cultures that make up Park City. Their families contribute greatly to the school’s climate and student outcomes.  

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