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Grade Level Teaching Assistant

Position Type Staff
Start 08/17/2020
School Name Annie Wright Schools
City, State Tacoma, WA 
Posted 07/29/2020

Annie Wright Schools is seeking Grade Level Teaching Assistants in the Lower School (Grades 1- 5) and Middle School (Grades 6-8).

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

Grade Level Teaching Assistants...

  • provide instructional support to grade level teachers;
  • aid students in their daily tasks, online or in person as needed, to help ensure their understanding of subject matter and use of materials;
  • provide supervision and support during recesses/breaks and lunch;
  • and maintain a professional attitude in all manner of conduct with students, faculty, and parents, including a commitment to confidentiality.


Grade Level Teaching Assistants…

  • hold a BA, ideally in education or a related field (teaching certification is a plus);
  • has experience working with and/or teaching youth;
  • are detail-oriented and demonstrate the ability to follow written and oral instructions;
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication with students, faculty, and staff, and parents;
  • demonstrate the ability to cultivate relationships with students in a short period of time;
  • exhibit confidence and capability in providing instruction;
  • and are available from 7:30 am-4:00 pm.

Compensation & benefits

Compensation includes an hourly wage of $15.76 and competitive benefits.

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 the position is filled.

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