Trinity Episcopal School is seeking a teacher for our middle school science classes. This full-time position will begin August 2017. The curriculum focuses on astronomy, life science, earth and environmental science, ecology, chemistry, gardening and service learning, and it is constructivist in approach.
The teaching role includes three sections of sixth grade science and one section of seventh grade science. The middle school science teacher also fulfills the duty of student advisor and will shepherd ten to twelve students in grades six through eight as their Koinonia (Greek for fellowship) leader. Our highly relational advisory program requires someone with significant emotional intelligence.
Our collaborative decision making process is best served by someone who has a commitment to the school’s mission and its community. Finally, like all other faculty, the middle school science teacher will assist the overall educational efforts of the school by participating whenever and wherever he/she can.
Qualifications & Qualities
Previous teaching experience in a middle school classroom environment is preferred
Minimum of an undergraduate degree in Science or a related field
A love for children and a willingness to go above and beyond in the best interests of students
Initiative, the ability to collaborate, and flexibility are keys
A commitment to our three primary values of scholarship, spirituality and diversity is essential
While this is primarily a science position, a broad, generalist background in teaching would be a plus.
Familiarity with and commitment to the mission of independent schools and Trinity Episcopal School
Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity and a sense of perspective
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, writing, organizational and communication skills
Demonstrated sensitivity to students, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds
Strong critical thinking and analytic skills, problem solving and effective decision making skills
Additional Salary Information: Trinity Episcopal School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of other independent schools both locally and nationwide. Individual salary levels are competitive and are determined by educational background and experience.
Founded in 2000, Trinity Episcopal School is an independent, co-educational school of more than 425 students in grades K?8. Situated on an urban campus in the Garden District of Charlotte’s First Ward neighborhood, TES capitalizes upon the vibrant Center City as an extended classroom for cultural enrichment, hands?on learning, and opportunities to serve the community.
A mission?driven school, ...Trinity is dedicated to three equally valued and thoroughly intertwined goals: creating scholars, nurturing spirituality, and embracing diversity. TES is a place of pride and passion, where teachers and students are fully engaged. Trinity’s constructivist curriculum challenges students to academic excellence and seeks to maintain the curiosity found in young learners. In keeping with the Episcopal educational tradition, spiritual development is integral to the Trinity experience and is reflected in regular opportunities for community worship and a comprehensive service?learning program. The founders of Trinity Episcopal School sought to create a student body that would reflect the population of the Charlotte metropolitan area, and it is comprised of a diverse community of learners who learn together with a mutual sense of belonging, respect, and acceptance. Trinity is populated by a rich variety of people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This intentional pluralism is a hallmark of Episcopal schools that Trinity has embraced since its founding. Additionally, Trinity has established an honor code that holds students to the highest standards of integrity and personal conduct.