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Spanish Teacher in the Upper School for Boys

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/19/2019
School Name Annie Wright Schools
City, State Tacoma, WA 
Posted 11/30/2018

Annie Wright is seeking a Spanish Teacher in the Upper School for Boys to begin on August 19, 2019. 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

Annie Wright opened the Upper School for Boys in Fall 2017, and for the 2019-2020 academic year, we will open our third grade level of USB students (Grades 9, 10, 11) and anticipate the completion of a new academic building for the division. As the school grows, the team of faculty, administrators, and students is working closely to develop a rigorous program, a caring environment, and implementation of best practices for boys’ learning. The Upper School for Boys Spanish Teacher:

  • Teaches Spanish at multiple levels, including IB Diploma (equivalent to Spanish 4 and 5), in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate framework;
  • Provides leadership for and works closely with colleagues in the USB and other Divisions to develop the acquired language program schoolwide and for the Upper School for Boys, as well as to implement the curriculum using best practices in teaching, student-centered instruction, and relevant educational technologies;
  • Fulfills all faculty duties, especially good communication with families about student progress.


The USB Spanish Teacher:

  • Holds a BA in Spanish, Education, or a related field;
  • Has experience teaching high school Spanish and demonstrates ability to teach multiple levels;
  • Is familiar with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme;
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for working with high school boys and for the subject, and familiarity with trends in language acquisition.

Salary & benefits

Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience. There is also the potential to combine this position with a dorm parent role which includes room and board.

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 Mr. Derek Zhao, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at Applications for this position will be accepted until February 1, 2019.

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