Lower School Science Teacher

Trinity Episcopal School of Austin
Austin, TX United States

Trinity Episcopal School seeks a highly qualified Lower School Science Teacher (grades 1-2) for the 2023-24 school year.

Trinity Episcopal School is an inclusive, forward-thinking, faith-based PreK-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.

Our Mission:  At Trinity Episcopal School, we will nurture each child academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  We will honor each child’s spirit for learning and life, ever mindful that we are all children of God.

Overview of position:

The Lower School Science Teacher is responsible for all aspects of managing the first and second grade science classroom and collaboratively teaching within a vertical 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 area of elementary science; 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 wide variety of learners.  This is a part-time position, teaching three sections of students in the first and in the second grade.


The lower school science teacher is charged with the successful management of the science classroom. Responsibilities include curriculum planning, implementing instruction in core-content areas, and executing effective classroom management strategies. The science teacher is responsible for the teaching and learning of important scientific inquiry skills and collaborating across disciplines for an integrated approach to learning. They also provide guidance for each student by forming a positive student-teacher relationship.  The science teacher is responsible for effectively communicating with homeroom teachers about student growth and challenges, and when necessary, communicates directly with parents.  They work closely with grade-level teaching teams, as well as colleagues within the science department, to ensure all students make academic and social progress in accordance with our school’s mission and core values.

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 in the teaching of science.  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.