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, one-year faculty appointment for the 2018-19 academic 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’s experience should show evidence of successful teaching using dynamic and flexible pedagogical techniques. Familiarity with educational technology preferred. Essential elements for the position include the ability to inspire children, the capacity to work cooperatively with peers, and a joyful sense of humor.
Salary/Benefits: 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.
Application Process: Interested candidates should send: 1) a resume 2) a letter of interest
Mail: Attention Office of Human Resources at address above.
In-person application: Follow campus signs to “Upper School”, using Upper School visitor parking. The Office of Human Resources is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
No phone calls, please.
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.