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Social Studies Teacher in the Upper School for Girls

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/24/2020
School Name Annie Wright Schools
City, State Tacoma, WA 
Posted 01/17/2020

Annie Wright is seeking a Social Studies Teacher in the Upper School for Girls to begin on August 24, 2020. This is a full time position.

School Overview

Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded 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 boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

Position Overview: duties & responsibilities

The Upper School for Girls Social Studies Teacher will:

  • teach three sections of US History & Civics to 10th graders
  • teach one section of IB 20th Century World History to 11th and 12th graders
  • serve as faculty advisor to the Model United Nations program and lead the group’s annual travel adventure--recent trips have been to Cuba, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Arizona, and Washington DC
  • work closely with colleagues to develop the Humanities program in the Upper School for Girls and to align it with other divisions, as well as to implement the curriculum with best practices in teaching, student-centered instruction, and relevant educational technologies
  • communicate effectively with parents informally as needed and formally through consistent recording of grades and comments in an electronic gradebook and in narrative reports at quarter and semester.
  • fulfill all faculty duties, including serving as an IB Extended Essay Advisor, and maintaining good communication with families about student progress
  • participate actively in the life of a day/boarding independent school, including attendance at games, concerts and plays and some evening and weekend events throughout the academic year
  • engage fully in professional responsibilities of a preschool through twelfth grade community, including attending meetings and serving on committees, as called.


The Upper School for Girls Social Studies Teacher:

  • holds a BA in a relevant field;
  • preferably, holds an MA degree;
  • has experience teaching high school Humanities at multiple levels and is familiar with the International Baccalaureate framework;
  • demonstrates an ability to form authentic relationships with high school students, excellent communication and organizational skills, reliability, and proficiency in educational technologies;
  • and is eligible to work in the United States.

Salary & benefits

Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

Application process

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. Applicants of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply, email a resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to Ms. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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