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Middle School Science Teacher
Trinity Episcopal School of Austin
Austin, Texas
Salary: Based on Experience
Date Posted: 6/30/2021
Job ID: 58327
Position/Title: Middle School Science Teacher
Employer: Trinity Episcopal School of Austin
Department: Science
Category / Heading #1: Teaching  Science
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Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:
Trinity Episcopal School seeks a highly qualified individual to teach science to middle school students. Trinity Episcopal School is an inclusive, forward-thinking, faith-based K-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 We have high expectations for our students, and we are looking for teachers to join our team who have: • a strong background in science, technology, engineering, and math; • passion for environmental science, in particular; • a proven record of classroom teaching experience; • a deep desire to impart on students that science is not only a body of knowledge, but a set of practices and a mindset that allow for discovery and a deeper understanding of their world. We seek to find teachers who are interested in working in a highly collaborative environment, daily working with colleagues to improve practice. Teachers who flourish at Trinity are people who place a priority on professional learning and research-based practices and have high expectations for themselves. We are looking for teachers who actively engage in the life of the school, bring new knowledge and enthusiasm to our team, and help lift the level of all teachers and all students in our K-8 program. Responsibilities Responsibilities include curriculum planning, implementing instruction, and executing effective classroom management strategies. Additionally, all teachers are expected to communicate with parents throughout the year through regular correspondence, weekly classroom updates, conferences, and grade reporting periods. This position also includes acting as an advisor to a small group of students, providing guidance and support to both the students and their families, and working closely with grade-level team members, specialists, administrators, and other colleagues to ensure that all students make academic and social progress in accordance with our school’s mission and core values. Our Mission At Trinity Episcopal School, we nurture each child academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We honor each child’s spirit for learning and life, ever mindful that we are all children of God. At Trinity, our faculty • seek knowledge of current instructional theories as a commitment to understanding and professional growth • demonstrate a vast repertoire of effective and engaging instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students • hold high – but not uniform – standards for/expectations of all students • maximize instructional minutes • model, teach, and expect age-appropriate disciplined behaviors in a way that is mission-consistent and respectful • meaningfully and personally engage with all students • actively support colleagues • positively and actively contribute to the life of the school • collaborate with parents in the best interest of the students • understand and respect the principal qualities of an Episcopal school • respect and seek understanding in all facets of diversity
Minimum Degree: BS
Certification Required: Yes
Minimum Experience: 1-3 Years

Qualifications Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited school, superior teaching skills, excellent character, and a proven legacy of outstanding classroom performance. Excellent writing skills and strong verbal communication skills are expected. Ability to be an innovative, collaborative, and positive member of the faculty is required. Professional development and experience in inquiry methods, STEM education, Vernier Lab Quest technology and/or digital data collection, and backwards design are preferred.
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Contact Info
Resumes and letters of application should be sent to Human Resources at Trinity Episcopal School, 3901 Bee Cave Road, Austin, TX 78746, or by email to Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.