The Lower School Lead Teacher is a member of the lower school faculty and reports directly to the Head of Lower School. As a lead teacher this person is responsible for all aspects related to the teaching and learning of the classroom and is expected to deliver all subjects of the academic curriculum of the lower school, as well as create and maintain a strong sense of community in the classroom. The lead teacher supports the work of the School by promoting the mission, values and policies of Trinity Episcopal School.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and qualities:
Familiarity with and commitment to the mission of independent schools and Trinity Episcopal School, and a commitment to our three primary values of scholarship, diversity and spirituality is a must.
Undergraduate or Master's Degree is required, with a focus on Elementary Education preferred
Successful experience in teaching elementary students preferably in a constructivist or progressive education environment
Knowledge or experience of a balanced literacy and workshop approach to reading and writing and a constructivist approach to mathematics
A love for children and a willingness to go above and beyond in the best interests of students
Ability to create and maintain a differentiated environment in content, process, and product to help each child reach his/her fullest potential
Ability to partner and collaborate with an Instructional Assistant and a grade level team in order to successfully plan for individual needs of students and the grade level as a whole.
A commitment to our service learning initiative and ability to integrate service learning into the classroom curriculum
Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity and a sense of perspective
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, writing, organizational and communication skills, including basic technology competencies
Ability to be a self-starter and initiator, and ability to effectively work independently and be a contributing team member
A high level of energy and ability to work on many tasks/projects; a strong work ethic
Demonstrated sensitivity to students, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds
Become involved in the mission and life of the school beyond the primary responsibilities outlined
About Trinity Episcopal School
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 lear...n 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.