Charles Wright Academy (CWA), located on a beautiful, wooded 107-acre campus, serves students in preschool through 12th grade. The only coeducational independent preschool-12school in Tacoma, Washington, CWA provides challenging, college preparatory academics that prepare students to thrive in college and in life. Equally important is a wide array of experiential education, artistic, athletic, and service opportunities that promote students’ social-emotional development and provide avenues by which they discover and pursue their passions. Close, respectful, and trusting relationships between faculty and students result in an environment in which all community members embrace both the hard work and the joy inherent in the journey of intellectual and personal growth.
CWA is safely operating in an in-person/hybrid education model, prepared to adapt to remote learning for any part of the 2021-22 year that is needed. We have resources available for training and preparation for faculty in best practices in remote teaching and learning.
Charles Wright Mission Statement: To inspire active, joyful learning while nurturing and challenging our students to develop the character, creativity, and skills to successfully navigate the future with confidence.
The full-time position will teach four sections of Upper School math. Teachers should be able to teach courses ranging from Algebra I, Geometry, up to and including AP Calculus. 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. There is also an opportunity to serve as the Upper School Department Chair, which comes with additional responsibilities and a stipend.
Implement the Upper School math curriculum
Use a variety of instructional methods to create dynamic, engaging lessons, which support the diversity of learners within the classroom including on-campus and remote learners over Zoom
Model enthusiasm for learning to students and inspire students to participate fully in the learning process
Acknowledge and plan for the diversity of abilities and learning styles within the classroom
Conduct ongoing assessments of students’ progress and maintain accurate records
Communicate in a professional and timely manner with parents, colleagues, and administration
Lead a major extracurricular responsibility
Serve as an advisor for 8-10 students
Commit to fully participating in the life of the school
Report to the Upper School Director and attend faculty and community meetings.
Other supervision duties as needed
Dept. Chair Responsibilities:
In partnership with the Middle School, facilitates and coordinates placement for MS students into leveled math courses
Facilitates and coordinates appropriate placement for new students into leveled courses using scores placement exams to aid in those decisions.
Attends all Dept. Chair meetings and facilitates math departmental meetings
Provides curricular leadership
Supports and collaborates with math faculty
Salary is competitive with other independent schools in the Pacific Northwest. Compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their families designed to provide choice, flexibility, and value. In addition to health (medical, dental, vision), life and disability insurance, and a flexible spending account, we offer participation in the Academy’s 403(b) retirement plan, including a generous employer contribution once eligibility is met, paid time off, tuition remission for immediate dependents, and professional development.
No phone calls or inquiries, 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.
The ideal candidate will have earned a bachelor’s degree in math; master’s degree preferred. Demonstrated, effective teaching experience in a mathematics classroom. Experience in inquiry-based learning (PBL) as a teaching framework desired. The candidate must have a passion for math and the ability to deliver interesting, engaging lessons. For the department chair, leadership experience in a secondary school is preferred. The ability and willingness to lead a co-curricular activity (e.g. coaching) is important, and experience with outdoor education is particularly welcome.
Essential elements for the position include the ability to inspire young people, the capacity to work cooperatively with peers, a keenness for working with Upper School students, and a joyful sense of humor. Candidates should be able to work flexibly with various educational technologies and a familiarity with Google G-Suite for education and Mac hardware/systems is preferred.