Charles Wright Academy is pleased to announce that after a comprehensive search and interview process, Samantha Einarson has been hired as the school’s new Director of Operations.

In addition to overseeing all aspects of Human Resources, this role will take on many of the operational pieces that CWA’s former CFOs have been charged with managing, including Food Service and Housekeeping. Samantha will work closely with our Director of Facilities and Transportation, Denny Dorum, on all aspects of plant management, and she will oversee and manage the school’s insurance programs ranging from employee program to liability.

Samantha comes to CWA most recently from the Pierce County Transit Department where she was the Head of Workforce Development and managed several other important strategic projects. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees (in Sociology and Business Administration – Accounting) as well as a Masters in Business Administration in Human Resources from Columbia College. She is working on her Doctorate of Business Administration in Human Resources that she expects to complete in 2022.

Samantha has an extensive background in project management, operations, and human resources over the last 20 years. Having served in the military for many years before taking her role with Pierce County, she served in Iraq as a Human Resources Specialist, and continued to take on larger and more complex leadership roles as a Program Manager for the Department of Defense and as a Consultant, Trainer, and Interim Director of Continual Process Improvement. Samantha is also a current Charles Wright parent to two Lower School students. Charles Wright is so incredibly fortunate to have Samantha taking on this new role and leading the school’s operations into our next chapter. Please join us in giving her a warm Tarrier welcome!