Posting Date: March 2018 Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Start Date: August 2018
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 1 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 is a full-time faculty appointment for the 2018-19 school year. The classroom teachers at the grade level work together as a team, planning together and often co-teaching.
Successfully implement the grade level curriculum.
Collaborate with the grade level teaching partner to coordinate the learning experiences of the classrooms.
Provide a variety of learning opportunities, methods, and materials, which support the diversity of abilities within the classroom.
Foster the students' growth of moral character.
Impart enthusiasm for learning to students and inspire students to participate fully in the learning process.
Provide and maintain a stimulating, safe classroom environment.
Practice thoughtful, respectful, and effective classroom management techniques, which support active learning and promote responsibility and self-management.
Conduct ongoing assessments of student progress.
Provide strategic interventions for students not meeting academic benchmarks.
Collaborate effectively with parents and regularly inform them of student progress.
Support positive student behavior for all Lower School students throughout the school day.
Attend all faculty and community meetings.
Represent Charles Wright Academy in a positive manner with all constituencies.
Participate fully in the life of the school.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have earned a bachelor’s degree. The candidate must have experience in dynamic, flexible pedagogical techniques. Familiarity with Google G-Site for education and Mac hardware/systems is preferred. A commitment to diversity and inclusion with a strong sense of cultural competency is desired. Essential elements for the position include the ability to inspire children, the capacity to work cooperatively with peers, and a joyful sense of humor.
Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a national background screening and fingerprinting process.
Charles Wright Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/V/D.
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.