Austin Trinity

An independent K-8 Episcopal day school five miles from the heart of Austin

Teaching Fellows

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 teaching fellows vary in experience and range from first year teachers to teachers with more than ten years of experience. Their backgrounds are diverse and include degrees in education, art history, political science, philosophy, and more. Our teaching fellows have taught literacy, math, art, and special-education in a variety of independent, charter, and public schools. 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 - 1st) or semi-departmentalized classrooms (2nd - 4th). To learn more about our curriculum, please visit our literacy and math webpages. Fellows may also have the opportunity to gain experience outside of the classroom working in our After the Bell Care Program (K - 4th), monitoring After the Bell Study Lab (5th - 8th), coaching a sport, designing the yearbook, or leading a summer camp for Camp Trinity.

The goals of the program are to:

  • 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.

Click here to download the Trinity employment application. 

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a degree in education or 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 Teaching Fellowship?

The Teaching Fellowship is a one school-year commitment at a minimum. 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 to three years of growth.

Do I get paid or will I have benefits?

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

What do Teaching Fellows do after the Fellowship?

Most often, teaching Fellows seek full-time employment as a lead teacher in various school settings. Frequently, Fellows will pursue full-time graduate degrees in a variety of fields: education, law, art history and more. 

Are there any other professional opportunities at Trinity that can coincide with the Fellowship?

Yes. Often times our Teaching Fellows work with students enrolled in our K-8 after school program, After the Bell (ATB). There are a variety of positions open for the next academic year.

Learn more about opportunities available with ATB.

Trinity was recently named one of the top places to work by the Austin American Statesman.

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