Teaching Fellowship

Job Description

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have a degree in education, or do I need to be a certified teacher?

We welcome professionals both with and without a teaching certification or a degree in education. You must have a bachelor’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university. We do prefer candidates who are interested in pursuing education as a career. And it is a requirement that you love working with children.

How long is the fellowship?

The teaching fellowship is a minimum commitment of one school year. If mutually desired, the fellowship can continue up to five years, though most fellows feel ready to take the next step in their careers after two or three years of growth.

Will I be paid or receive benefits?

A salary accompanies this position, and as a full-time employee of the school, you would be eligible for full benefits offered to our employees. 

What do fellows typically do after the fellowship?

Most often, teaching fellows seek full-time employment as a lead teacher in various school settings. Frequently, fellows pursue full-time graduate degrees in a variety of fields. 

Does Trinity have any other professional opportunities that can coincide with the fellowship?

Yes. Often, our our fellows work with students enrolled in our K-8 after school program, After the Bell (ATB).