Employment

Working at Annie Wright
Our talented and committed group of faculty and staff is at the heart of Annie Wright's strong community. Employees can expect a warm and collegial atmosphere, where children, ages 3-18, are at the center of all we do. A supportive administration, beautiful setting, excellent resources and a spirit of fun make Annie Wright a wonderful place to work.

Current Employment Announcements

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  • Middle School Learning Specialist

    Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school.  Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grade 9 through 12.
     
    Annie Wright is seeking a Middle School Learning Specialist to begin on August 20, 2018.
     
    The Middle School Learning Specialist provides direct support to optimize student learning and serves as an educational resource to teachers and families in the Middle School. The Learning Specialist is responsible for:
    assisting students with executive functioning and organization; developing intervention plans or individualized accommodation plans for students with documented learning challenges; ensuring students are receiving appropriate accommodations; supporting teachers in implementing accommodations and differentiation practices; maintaining effective communication with families and with teachers; assisting the Director of Middle School with reviewing student progress and section placements; and collaborating with Learning Specialists in the Lower and Upper Schools. The Learning Specialist may also teach in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the IB Middle Years Programme framework. S/he fulfills all faculty duties and maintains good communication with families about student progress.
     
    The ideal candidate holds a MA in Education, Special Education, or a related field and/or an endorsement or certification in special education; has experience providing learning support and teaching at the Middle School level in an independent school; demonstrates familiarity with current research and best practices in learning, differentiation, and teaching; and demonstrates an understanding of and enthusiasm to work with and care for Middle School students.
     
    Interested candidates should send a resume, a list of 3-5 references, and a cover letter addressed to Ms. Judy Skipper, Director of Human Resources, all in .PDF format, to judy_skipper@aw.org. Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2018. For more information about Annie Wright, visit www.aw.org.
     
  • PE Teacher-Long term Substitute

    PE Teacher: Long-Term Substitute Position
     
    Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school.  Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grade 9 through 12.
     
    Annie Wright is seeking a long-term sub for the PE department, beginning January 3rd, 2018 for the remainder of the academic year. A full time position including other responsibilities may be possible in the future.
     
    The ideal candidate has had previous experience teaching PE at the elementary school levels.
     
    Interested candidates should send a resume, a list of 3-5 references, and a cover letter addressed to Ms. Judy Skipper, Director of Human Resources, all in .PDF format, to judy_skipper@aw.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about Annie Wright, visit www.aw.org.
  • Upper School Girls Learning Services Director

    UPPER SCHOOL:     Learning Services Director
    STARTS:                    January
     
    Founded in Tacoma in 1884, Annie Wright Schools are comprised of a co-educational Day School (grades PS-8) and two single-gender Upper School divisions (grades 9-12). The Upper School for Boys enrolled its first class this fall.  The Upper School for Girls, which has existed since the School’s founding, totals 188 students, 95 of whom live in residence, and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
     
    Responsibilities:  The Learning Services Director reports to the Director of the Upper School for Girls (USG), sits on the USG Administrative Team, and oversees all learning support within the USG.  Primary responsibilities include:
     
    -         Develop academic support and intervention plans for struggling students.
     
    -         Based on the results of externally conducted learning evaluations, draft and implement accommodations via an “Individualized Accommodation Plan” (IAP).
     
    -         Work with students one-on-one and in small group settings during study hall and tutorial periods throughout the day.
     
    -         Monitor student performance across the USG, paying particular attention to students of concern.
     
    -         Lead communication efforts with parents of struggling students.
     
    -         Support faculty with proctoring of exams (midterms, finals, etc.) for students with IAPs.
     
    -         Manage testing accommodations with SAT, ACT, and IB
     
    Qualifications:  Strong applicants will have a master’s degree in Special Education (or related field), a teaching background, familiarity with 504 Plans, and previous experience working within learning support at an independent school.
     
    Salary/Benefits:  Compensation includes salary (based on education and experience) and full benefits.
     
    Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to:
    judy_skipper@aw.org
Available Benefits:
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 403 (b) retirement plan
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition remission
  • Free parking

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  • Disability and Accommodation

    To the extent required by law, the Schools will make reasonable accommodations if you have a disability that affects your ability to perform the essential functions of your job. Although all employees must be able to properly perform their essential job duties, the Schools may be able to adjust work schedules, transfer you to a vacant position for which you are qualified, or make other modifications or accommodations to permit you to perform the essential functions of your job and to continue working.

    If you have a disability that affects your ability to work and believe that you may need an accommodation, you are strongly encouraged to discuss your circumstances with your supervisor. Your supervisor will treat such information as confidential, except to the extent that other employees need to know to evaluate your request for an accommodation or to accommodate your disability.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity

    The Board of Trustees of Annie Wright Schools remains firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.
For more information, please contact Judy Skipper, Human Resources and Payroll Manager, at 253.284.8621.

Contact

Annie Wright Schools
Main Campus:
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403
253.272.2216

Downtown Campus:
936 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.272.2216

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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.