Fostering the Next Generation of Teachers
Our teaching fellows are an integral part of our Lower School. They work closely with lead teachers to deliver the strongest education and experience for the students. Our fellows vary in experience and range from first-year teachers to veteran educators. Their backgrounds are diverse and include degrees in education, art history, political science, philosophy, and more. Our fellows have taught a variety of subjects (e.g. literacy, math, art and special-education) in different types of schools (e.g. independent, charter and public). Each year, several fellows come to us with backgrounds outside the field of education.
Fellows have the opportunity to be in self-contained classrooms (K–1) or semi-departmentalized classrooms (2–4). Fellows may also have the opportunity to gain experience outside of the classroom working in our After the Bell childcare program (K–4), monitoring After the Bell study lab (5–8), coaching a sport, designing the yearbook, or leading a summer camp for Camp Trinity.
Goals of the Teaching Fellow Program
- Help fellows effectively partner with lead teachers and other colleagues to best serve students.
- Provide fellows with a strong and nurturing mentorship experience rich with opportunities for professional development and guidance from passionate master teachers.
- Develop teachers by helping them learn about classroom management, effective communication, and best practices in literacy and math instruction.
- Teach fellows about progressive teaching philosophies and provide exposure to life in an independent school setting.