Trinity Episcopal School is seeking an energetic, passionate individual for a full time, benefited position as a Technology and Innovation Instructor within the Technology Department beginning in the 2021-2022 school year.
The position requires working with students and colleagues in an open and collaborative environment within the school in both classroom and after school activities, the IB curriculum and the larger school community. The teacher will actively use a variety of instructional strategies to engage students’ critical thinking, including the innovative use of technology.
We believe technology education and the broader skills associated with working in teams, creative design, and problem solving are vital to a well-rounded individual. A strong candidate will model these capacities as well as demonstrate the ability to invite student technology exploration and connection in a cross-curricular manner to other disciplines.
This candidate will be responsible for teaching coursework that builds on our existing technology courses and activities in Programming Through Game Design, Discover Your Tech, Robotics, Titan Prep, and more. They should be comfortable designing and delivering engaging instruction and assessing a full range of student needs and learning styles and will report to the Technology Facilitator. They will facilitate the use of our makerspace and design and build processes.
Bachelor's degree and previous teaching experience in a secondary school or higher education required; degree in engineering, computer science, technology, industrial design, science, or related field preferred
Passion for hands-on teaching, design thinking, and a demonstrated ability to work with both high school students and colleagues and the greater Trinity community
Commitment to a holistic approach to teaching and introducing students to technology
Engagement with, and contributing to, a vibrant, collaborative, and supportive group of colleagues
Desire to coordinate with universities and businesses to augment our technology program
Practical experience and highly developed instructional skills including but not limited to technology, STEM, design thinking, project-based learning, and makerspaces preferred
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a dedication to a student-centered environment
Dedication to integration of educational technology across the curriculum, assisting the Technology Facilitator
Strong background in computer science and advanced programming languages
Proficiency in engineering-related software and hardware of a school-based makerspace innovation and design studio
Proficiency with hand tools, power tools, woodworking and metalworking equipment and materials, and 3D printers and maintenance of equipment
To be successful, this colleague will have a strong personal commitment to Trinity’s mission and philosophy, seeking to challenge our students to discover their paths, develop their talents and strengthen their character within a dynamic academic community.
Interested candidates should submit electronic copies of resume and cover letter to Lee Sprague, Associate Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, send (email or mail) copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
About Trinity Episcopal School
Trinity Episcopal School is defined by its distinctive culture of community, acceptance, warmth and welcome. The faculty and staff at Trinity believe in the power of the potential that lies within each student. “Discover Your Path” defines Trinity’s approach to learning and serves as a guide for daily practice. Trinity’s strength is affirmed each day when the community gathers for Morning Meeting, to make announcements, celebrate successes, and cement the connections that are integral to the school’s distinctive culture.
This coeducational school of 500 students in grades 8-12, founded in 1972, occupies a unique niche in the greater Richmond area, where it draws students from more than 60 feeder schools. The collective clarity of purpose and strong, shared identity found at Trinity have enabled it to grow and flourish, with steady yearly increases in enrollment, programs, facilities and prominence in the area.
The college-preparatory academic program features innovative electives, a rigorous curriculum and opportunities for creative expression. Trinity also fields more than 40 teams for athletic participation. Trinity is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independ...ent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.
Trinity, an International Baccalaureate World School, challenges its students to discover their paths, develop their talents and strengthen their character within a dynamic academic community. The culture encourages academic excellence, athletic achievement, and artistic expression within a community that values all success, celebrates each individual, and encourages engaged learning. Students practice honor and service in a climate of trust and respect, for the betterment of each individual and of the entire school.
The 40-acre campus, located just south of the James River in suburban Richmond, Virginia, includes 32 classrooms, student commons, library and technology center. Students are supported through a 1:1 Apple laptop program, classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and Wi-Fi connectivity is available campus-wide. The Powell Library features comfortable collaborative learning spaces and offers all students access to the EBSCO Discovery Service, a cutting edge online research tool on par with many colleges and universities.
The 50,000-square-foot Estes Athletic Center features two gyms, a strength and fitness center, multiple locker rooms and team meeting rooms, school store, concession stand and alumni rooms for meetings and social events. Aycock Stadium features a new synthetic track and scoreboard.
The Perkinson Arts Center includes a band room, digital music lab, recording studio and a spectacular collaborative space for ceramic artists, painters and sculptors. A newly renovated theatre comfortably seats all 500 students for musical and dramatic performances. It is the heart of our community, where all students gather each day for Morning Meeting.
The annual operating budget is $8.5 million. Trinity is committed to an inclusive community that reflects the socioeconomic diversity of the greater Richmond area. More than 50% of parents support annual giving, which generates $300,000 for the operating budget each year. Since 2007, nearly $10 million has been raised for capital improvements.