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Preschool Classroom Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/19/2019
School Name Annie Wright Schools
City, State Tacoma, WA 
Posted 03/13/2019

Annie Wright is seeking a Preschool Classroom Teacher to begin on August 19, 2019. This is a full time faculty 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 Preschool Teacher:

  • teaches Early Childhood in the Lower School (3-4 year old class or 4-5 year old class) in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework;
  • designs and teaches PYP units and educational experiences in collaboration with other grade-level teachers, subject specialist teachers, the PYP coordinator, and learning specialists;
  • collaborates with other faculty, the Director of Lower School, specialists, and the Lower & Middle School Counselor to develop programming and monitor student progress;
  • builds and maintains a professional relationship with parents, providing them with feedback through weekly grade level blog posts, conferences, written Progress Reports and other correspondence as needed;
  • participates in collaborative planning and faculty meetings, and fulfills other duties as assigned.


The Preschool Teacher:

  • holds a BA in Education or a related field;
  • has a minimum of 3 years of experience in early childhood education;
  • is familiar with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme;
  • demonstrates familiarity with best practices in learning, differentiation, and teaching; flexibility; an understanding of and enthusiasm to work with and care for Lower School students; and the desire to collaborate as part of a team.

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 cover letter, resume, and email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, all in PDF format, to Mr. Derek Zhao, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at Applications will be accepted until April 10, 2019.

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