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Humanities and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) 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 Humanities and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) 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 Humanities and TOK teacher will:

  • Teach three sections of IB Language and Literature to 11th graders
  • Teach one section of World History to 9th graders
  • Teach one section of TOK
  • 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
  • Serve as an academic advisor for a small group of students
  • 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 USG Humanities and TOK teacher:

  • Holds a BA in English, or a related field;
  • Preferably, holds an MA degree;
  • Has experience teaching high school English, and ideally Theory of Knowledge, and demonstrates ability to teach multiple courses;
  • Has experience working in an independent school;
  • Is familiar with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme;
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for working with high school girls and for the subject, and familiarity with trends in education;
  • 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 remain 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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