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 is a full-time faculty appointment for the 2018-19 academic year. This position will teach upper school Spanish. It is possible a middle school Spanish class would be one of the four classes taught by the successful candidate. Additional duties will include leading a major extracurricular responsibility, leading an advisory group of ten to twelve students, and participating in the community life of Charles Wright Academy.
Implements the Spanish curriculum appropriate to grade level
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
Practices appropriate and effective classroom management techniques
Conducts ongoing assessments of students’ development and growth and maintains record of such
Maintains communication with parents to keep them abreast of students’ performance
Communicates in a professional and timely manner with parents, colleagues, and administration
Supervises students in all areas of the building
Develops a team approach for research and research-driven instruction
Attends all scheduled faculty and community meetings
Qualifications: The successful candidate will be fluent in Spanish, and will have earned a bachelor’s degree; a master’s degree is preferred. Candidate’s experience should show evidence of successful teaching of grades 6 –12 in either a public or independent school setting. The candidate must have experience in dynamic, flexible pedagogical techniques appropriate to a variety of learning styles. Familiarity with educational technology is preferred. A sense of humor, ability to work cooperatively with peers, and a passion for working with adolescents is essential.
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.