Lower School Lead Teacher (Grades 3-4)

Trinity Episcopal School of Austin
Austin, TX United States

Trinity Episcopal School seeks a highly qualified homeroom teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

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 of position:

Lower School lead teachers in grades 3 and 4 are responsible for the successful management of the homeroom classroom, as well as collaboratively teaching within a team structure. We have high expectations for our students and are looking for teachers to join our team who have: a strong, comprehensive knowledge base in the areas of literacy instruction, constructivist math, and an integrated approach to teaching and learning; a love for children in all of their developmental stages; a desire to ensure students are engaged and learning at high levels; and experience differentiating instruction to meet a variety of learners.


The Lower School lead teacher is charged with successful management of the homeroom classroom, as well as collaboratively teaching within a semi-departmentalized team structure.  Responsibilities include curriculum planning, implementing instruction in core-content areas, and executing effective classroom management strategies. The 3rd and 4th lead teachers are responsible for the teaching of social studies and literacy OR mathematics to all grade-level students, and for the general supervision and management of all aspects of a homeroom classroom, including the academic growth and the social and interpersonal growth of each student.

Additionally, Trinity homeroom teachers are charged with overseeing the holistic growth of each child assigned to the homeroom and providing guidance for each student by forming a positive student-teacher relationship. Lead teachers observe the challenges and successes of each child in all areas and teach into these areas and/or collaborate with colleagues to teach into these areas and nurture each student’s growth.  They co-plan grade-level activities such as field trips, service learning experiences, celebrations, and guest speakers. Lead teachers also facilitate home-school communication by serving as the primary contact with parents regarding the curriculum, grade level activities, school events, and student progress. Lead teachers complete report cards, conduct parent conferences, and maintain accurate records.  They work closely with grade-level teaching partners, co-curricular teachers, teaching fellows, the lower school counselor, and other colleagues to ensure 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


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 backwards design, and constructivist and inquiry teaching methods are preferred.

Contact Information

To Apply

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 employment@austintrinity.org.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and accepted until the position is filled.  No phone calls please.

Trinity Episcopal School invites all qualified individuals who share our core values to apply for faculty positions. All faculty members must be able to support Trinity’s mission as a Christian school.

Trinity Episcopal School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Trinity Episcopal School complies with applicable state and local laws governing, non–‐discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.