Working at Charles Wright Academy
Charles Wright is a coeducational independent day school offering a breadth of opportunity for students Preschool to Grade 12 to discover their passions. CWA develops young hearts and minds inside and outside the classroom, in partnership with parents and guardians through strong teacher to student relationships, social-emotional learning, and a culture that is committed to caring for the whole child.
CWA proudly offers a competitive salary compared to other member schools of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), as well as 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 retirement, tuition remission for immediate dependents, subsidized lunches, and professional development.
Go Out and Explore Tacoma
The south sound is a place for you to go out and discover the vibrant and authentic culture of the Pacific Northwest. Tacoma keeps the iconic west coast culture alive, while saving you from noisy downtowns like Seattle, San Francisco, and Portland.
Tacoma is home to several peaceful neighborhoods, which are perfect for families or young professionals looking to invest in a home. Tacoma’s median home price is more than 60% lower than Seattle’s median home price, all while being surrounded by the same vibrant Pacific Northwest spirit. As Sunset Magazine reported when selecting Tacoma as one of 20 game-changing places to live, “housing remains startlingly affordable, and the city’s marinas, houses, and storefronts still feel more blue-collar than precious. All this, plus the Northwest’s trails, beaches, and parks, equals a city on the verge of something great.”
TACOMA HOME PRICES ARE
61% LOWER THAN SEATTLE
Downtown Tacoma is where you can capture the essence of an engaging food and arts scene. You can celebrate classic taste for vintage cars at America’s Car Museum, innovative exhibits at the Museum of Glass or Tacoma Art Museum, and enjoy the latest in performing arts at one of many theatres. You will find an eclectic variety of shops and restaurants, all within arms reach of an outdoor adventure and connected by the state’s first electric light rail. As the San Francisco Chronicle put it in their recent feature story, “Tacoma has evolved into a vibrant magnet for artists and art lovers, embracing the culture of creativity with a burgeoning gallery scene and a Museum District.”
Tacoma’s Ruston Way waterfront is the crown jewel of the south sound region. You can enjoy the water view at an award-winning restaurant, walk along the saltwater banks, or shop at the new Point Ruston center. Minutes away, Point Defiance Park includes 760-acres of possibilities to enjoy natural forests, wildlife education at the zoo and aquarium, or test the open waters on a kayak or sailboat.
Down the street from the Charles Wright campus is Chambers Bay Golf Course, home of the 2015 U.S. Open. It was designed as a walking-only golf course to keep the authenticity of the golf tradition.
A short drive from campus is Cheney Stadium, where the Tacoma Rainiers baseball team plays. The Rainiers have played every year since 1960, and hold the longest current active streak of membership in the Pacific Coast League. The Rainiers also have the highest level of affiliation in Minor League Baseball (Triple-A) based less than an hour away from their major league affiliate, the Seattle Mariners.
Within driving distance of Pierce County, you can take an expedition through Mount Rainier National Park, admire the maritime in Gig Harbor, tour the lush gardens in Lakewood, and shop antiques and the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Seattle is less than an hour away with full and frequent bus and train service everyday to and from Tacoma and Seattle.
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A Middle School teacher teaches four sections of class and serves as a student advisor. In addition, they teach a fifth course, coach two seasons of athletics, or lead a major extra curricular responsibility. This position includes three sections of sixth grade life science and an additional sixth grade class of either math or geography.
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Charles Wright Academy is seeking two robotics coaches to lead the “Wright Angles,” CWA’s robotics team, in the 2019-2020 school year. The Wright Angles have 15-18 members in grades 7-12, who compete during the fall season in the FTC Maxwell League.
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This position is a full-time faculty appointment for the 2019-20 academic year as the assistant teacher in brand-new preschool (3s) class opening fall 2019. The assistant teacher supports the lead teacher. Ideal candidates have worked with three-year olds, have experience in emergent, project-based curriculum, early childhood units, and a willingness to learn.
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A Middle School teacher teaches four sections of class and serves as a student advisor. In addition, they teach a fifth course, coach two seasons of athletics, or lead a major extra curricular responsibility.
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The application process for the 2018-2019 school year has closed. We will begin recruiting for the 2019- 2020 school year substitute pool in the Fall of 2019. We hire Substitute Teachers for all grade levels, especially those with experience in Spanish, French, and Japanese languages, performing arts, science and math. Offering a flexible schedule, substituting is an excellent way to work with great students and their families while achieving a work/life balance, staying active in your field, or experiencing independent school teaching.
Charles Wright Academy will provide equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person working at Charles Wright will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.
Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a national background screening and fingerprinting process.