Lower School Teaching Fellow

2022-2023 School Year

Trinity Episcopal School is an inclusive, forward-thinking, faith-based, PK-8 independent school that meets each student where they are to nurture the whole child’s academic, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. Trinity is located in West Lake Hills, close to downtown Austin, Texas.

Overview

The Lower School Teaching Fellow collaborates with the Lead Teacher to deliver the strongest education and experience possible for Trinity students. The Fellowship provides “on-the-job” training for individuals to continue their growth and experience in a progressive, research-based environment. 

Reporting

The Teaching Fellow reports to the Head of Lower School and works under the direction of the Dean of Lower School, Literacy Instructional Support Specialist, and Lead Teacher to whom they are assigned.

Responsibilities

The Teaching Fellow role is integral to ensuring the quality of a Trinity education. The Fellow will:

  • Work collaboratively with the Lead Teacher and grade level team on a range of tasks (major areas of responsibility: differentiating instruction, administrative tasks, performing assessments, and collecting data).
  • Facilitate a positive classroom community.
  • Facilitate positive behavior management, counseling with students as daily issues related to social/behavioral/emotional situations arise.
  • Assume the role of Lead Teacher when the Lead Teacher is away from the classroom.
  • Uphold the mission and values of Trinity Episcopal School and be a positive and active member of the community.

The Lead Teacher has ultimate responsibility for the classroom, students, and parent communication and it is expected and necessary that the Lead Teacher and Teaching Fellow operate as a positive and cohesive team. To ensure maximum professional growth, the Teaching Fellow will participate in professional development training activities and faculty meetings as directed by the Head of Lower School. The Dean of Lower School, the Literacy Instructional Support Specialist, and the Lead Teacher will support each Teaching Fellow in defining their professional goals and in scheduling classroom observations or special training activities that support those goals.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong work ethic and excellent character
  • Exceptional writing skills and strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be an innovative, flexible, collaborative, and positive faculty member
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • A strong desire to grow professionally and personally

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous classroom or student-teaching experience
  • Familiarity with the Reading and Writing Workshop model
  • Knowledge base in constructivist mathematics education 
  • Interest in pursuing a career in education

To Apply

Mail or email your resume and any letters of recommendation to:
Human Resources
Trinity Episcopal School
3901 Bee Cave Road, Austin, Texas 78746
 employment@austintrinity.org.
No phone calls, please.


Trinity Episcopal School invites all qualified individuals who share our core values to apply for faculty positions. All faculty members must be able to support Trinity’s mission as a Christian school. 
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