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BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS | Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Job Description

2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR


45 Lyon Terrace, Room 310

Bridgeport, CT 06604




* Establishes and (as necessary) adjusts instructional goals and objectives, to reflect district/school goals, curriculum policies, and the knowledge, skills, progress, and needs of one's students.
* Designs lessons that provide opportunity for problem-solving, creativity, and communication skills in relation to authentic, real-world problems.
* Establishes and maintains standards for behavior that foster student self-discipline and positive relationships among students.
* Commits to on-going professional development in content area and pedagogy.
* Plans learning activities to address individual differences among students.
* Develops, administers, and evaluates quality formative and summative assessments that reflect a balance of content knowledge and problem-solving skills.
* Monitors, and evaluates students' progress in relation to district/school curriculum and policies and other planned goals and objectives.
* Encourages, secures, and maintains the involvement of parents and other community members in support of instruction.
* Involves parents in the assessment of their children's progress and needs.
* Performs other duties as assigned.


* Required certification: Chemistry, Grades 7-12 (034); Master's degree preferred
* Three years' successful teaching experience in an urban setting preferred
* Experience in local or regional Science fairs
* Experience in the use of educational technology
* Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills

Salary will be in accordance with the BEA contract salary schedule. Qualified candidates who wish to apply should access the Bridgeport Public Schools' website:


It is the policy of the Bridgeport Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, present or past mental disorder, mental retardation, or learning ability, in any of its education programs, activities, or employment practices.



Of all 100 urban school districts that are eligible for The Broad Prize, Bridgeport Public Schools serves the highest percentage of poor students-95 percent qualify for free and reduced-price school lunch. Those demographics have led Bridgeport to embrace the idea of extending its focus beyond straight academics to include what Superintendent John Ramos calls the "well-being of the whole child." "We need to create a school infrastructure that supports student social and emotional well-being, too, as a way of eliminating the barriers to learning," explains Henry Kelly, deputy superintendent for learning and teaching. That philosophy has become evident in the district's commitment to provide full family health care at each school for students and their families. With onsite staff that includes a nurse practitioner, dentist, mental health counselor, outreach worker and others, the district recognizes that if children are healthy, they are more likely to learn. And Bridgeport's approach is paying off. In 2006, Bridgeport outperformed other districts in Connecticut serving similar student populations in reading and math at all grade levels, according to The Broad Prize methodology. Bridgeport also showed greater improvement than peer districts in the state. Bridgeport's low-income students also showed great improvement than their peers in similar Connecticut districts in reading and math at all grade levels, according to the Broad Prize methodology.

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