Technology Specialist

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
Specialist / Associate
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology


Charles Wright Academy (CWA), located on a beautiful, wooded 107-acre campus, serves students in preschool through 12th grade. The only coeducational independent preschool-12 school in Tacoma, Washington, CWA provides challenging, college preparatory academics that prepare students to thrive in college and in life. Equally important is a wide array of experiential education, artistic, athletic, and service opportunities that promote students’ social-emotional development and provide avenues by which they discover and pursue their passions. Close, respectful, and trusting relationships between faculty and students result in an environment in which all community members embrace both the hard work and the joy inherent in the journey of intellectual and personal growth.

CWA is safely operating in an in-person/hybrid education model, prepared to adapt to remote learning for any part of the 2021-22 year that is needed. We have resources available for training and preparation for faculty in best practices in remote teaching and learning.

Charles Wright Mission Statement: To inspire active, joyful learning while nurturing and challenging our students to develop the character, creativity, and skills to successfully navigate the future with confidence.


This is a part-time faculty appointment for the remainder of the 2021-22 academic year. The teacher will teach technology to Lower School students in grades 1-5, with an emphasis on computational thinking and coding. The curriculum also includes foundational technology skills and digital citizenship lessons.


  1. Develops and implements a technology curriculum which is appropriate to the grade and developmental level of the students.

  2. Collaborate with the grade level teaching teams to coordinate the learning experiences within and across grade levels.

  3. Provide a variety of learning opportunities, methods, and materials, which support the diversity of abilities within the classroom.

  4. Demonstrates enthusiasm for technology and inspires students to participate fully in the learning process.

  5. Provides and maintains a stimulating and safe environment.

  6. Practices thoughtful, respectful, and effective classroom management techniques which support active learning and promote responsibility and self-management.

  7. Supports positive student behavior for all of the Lower School students throughout the school day.

  8. Attends applicable faculty and community meetings.

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, and reach with hands and arms

  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds to constantly position self to accommodate needs of children of the age group


Salary is competitive with other independent schools in the Pacific Northwest. Compensation includes participation in the Academy’s 403(b) retirement plan, including a generous employer

contribution once eligibility is met and paid time off. Faculty members work on the academic year calendar, with the same vacations and most days off as students.

Full-time salary range: $48,000 to $75,000 dependent upon experience. Part-time positions will be pro-rated based on amount of FTE.



The successful candidate will have a minimum of:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

  2. Demonstrated knowledge of the academic subject

  3. Responsiveness to intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of young learners.

  4. Experience that shows an evidence of successful teaching using dynamic and flexible pedagogical techniques.

  5. Commitment to the Mission and Values of the School, DEIB Statement, and Portrait of a Tarrier.

  6. 2-3 years of experience teaching educational technology to elementary learners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree.

  2. Familiarity with Google Workspace for Education, Chromebooks, coding, and robotics.