Charles Wright Academy is an independent coeducational day school offering a broad curriculum in the liberal arts. Founded in 1957, the school enrolls 680 students in grades junior kindergarten through twelve. We are located in a suburban neighborhood southwest of Tacoma, approximately one mile from Puget Sound and within the shadow of Mt. Rainier.
Charles Wright Mission Statement: Charles Wright Academy provides a rigorous and dynamic liberal arts education built on the principles of excellence and compassion. Within an inclusive and globally aware learning community, we foster self-reliance, integrity, social responsibility, and humor, inspiring our students to discover within themselves the courage to achieve their personal best in mind, body, and spirit.
Summary: This position will teach four sections of Upper School Science, which includes 9th grade biology, life science electives, and potentially a research class. Other duties will include leading a major extracurricular responsibility, leading an advisory group of eight to ten students, and participating in the community life of Charles Wright Academy.
Provides an academic curriculum, which is developmentally appropriate to the students.
Provides a variety of learning opportunities, methods, and materials.
Encourages the growth of moral character.
Imparts enthusiasm for learning to students.
Acknowledges and plans for the diversity of abilities and learning styles within the classroom.
Provides and maintains a stimulating, safe environment.
Continues the students’ mastery of both the content of the course and the necessary study or performance skills.
Conducts ongoing assessments of students’ development and growth and maintains record of such.
Maintains communication with parents and advisors to keep them abreast of students’ performance.
Helps chaperone school dances and supports extracurricular events.
Attends all scheduled faculty and community meetings.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have earned, at a minimum, either a bachelor’s degree in Biology or a bachelor’s degree in some other science with a strong and demonstrated background in the application of Biology. We seek someone preferably with several years of experience over a broad range of Biology. Demonstrated experience is required in teaching grades 9-12 and with a range of teaching techniques appropriate to our students. Candidate must be open to or have experience in using “technologies” as tools for instruction in the sciences. A sense of humor and sensitivity to the special needs of emerging adolescents are musts. Additionally, the candidate must have the ability to work cooperatively with other adults in an educational setting and demonstrate commitment to the Mission Statement and Philosophy Statement of the School.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and dependent upon background, and breadth of experience. Charles Wright offers a generous benefits package including medical/dental/vision, life and long-term disability, paid-time off and participation in the retirement plan, including an employer contribution once eligibility is met.