Employment

Applicants are asked to send resumes and cover letters for posted positions by e-mail to resumes@barrie.org.

Current Openings

  • Lower Elementary Teacher

    Barrie School, a student centered learning community with students age 18 months – grade 12, seeks a Lower Elementary Teacher. Barrie is located on a beautiful 45 acre campus just outside Washington DC. Our Montessori program encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on experiential learning.

    Qualifications:

    • 5+ years of experience strongly preferred. Candidates must hold a MACTE Accredited Montessori Elementary Credential and Bachelor’s degree, at minimum.
    • Seeking a self-motivated Teacher Leader with strong classroom management skills, positive parent engagement, and an ability to keep student expectations high while upholding an authentic Montessori approach.
    • Experience with Curriculum Coordination in language, math, and/or cultural areas strongly preferred. As a 21st century educator, integration with technology, the arts, the outdoor campus, and off campus partnerships are essential to Barrie’s curriculum cohesion.

    Barrie School is a leader in Montessori education, with the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies housed on campus as well as a robust Salaried Montessori Internship Program.

    The ideal candidate embraces teamwork, collegiality, and professional development. Barrie is seeking like-minded 21st century educators to fulfill our mission, vision, and educational philosophy.

    Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send their resume to Head of Lower School, Nikki Moody, at nmoody@barrie.org.

  • Part-Time Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

    Barrie School seeks a part-time Coordinator of International Student Program/Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to report to the Head of Middle and Upper School and the Head of Lower School.

    Barrie School, a student centered learning community with students age 18 months – grade 12, is located on a beautiful 45 acre campus just outside Washington DC. Our Montessori and Project-Based Learning program encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on experiential learning.

    The Coordinator of EFL will be responsible for supporting international English Language Learners to be successful at Barrie School. This includes:

    >Conducting English as a Foreign Language intensive classes for ELL’s (1 US and 1 MS class)
    >Advising EFL students towards successful participation in the Barrie community
    >Supporting general teaching faculty around EFL strategies
    >Supporting Lower School students and families as needed

    Qualifications and Qualities:

    >A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in TESOL or a closely related field is required, and a Master’s degree in TESOL (or similar) is preferred
    >Knowledge of an additional language is preferred
    >Willingness to be flexible in terms of teaching assignment within the school setting
    >Excellent interpersonal skills, with students, faculty & families
    >Self-starter/entrepreneurial, excited to participate in the development of a new program

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities of Position:

    >Lead 1 Middle School class and 1 Upper School class of varying English levels in reading, writing, listening and spoken English
    >Interface with host agencies and families, participate in problem-solving issues that may arise
    >Advise international students so they can participate successfully in the Barrie community
    >Promote cultural activities related to United States and the host countries
    >Provide professional development to general ed teachers support for EFL students
    >Work with admissions on the selections of international students. This may include interviewing, reading files, etc.
    >Fully participate in the teaching life of the Barrie School (attending events, writing report cards, sponsoring clubs etc.)
    >Residential responsibilities are not required, but there may be an opportunity available

    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to resume@barrie.org

  • Student and Family Services Coordinator

    Barrie School, a student centered learning community with students age 18 months – grade 12, seeks a Student and Family Services Coordinator. Barrie is located on a beautiful 45 acre campus just outside Washington DC. Our Montessori and Project-Based Learning program encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on experiential learning. We actively promote parent education opportunities during the school day and after school.

    The Coordinator will work with students, faculty and parents to support both the social and emotional health of the Barrie community, as well as oversee efforts to promote Barrie as a one community. As a leader of the school’s Resource Team and Health and Wellness task group, the Coordinator will:

    >foster a community of trust and respect with students, parents, and staff
    >create, lead, and oversee student programs to support community efforts, as well as student life between the Lower and Middle and Upper Schools
    >oversee student career awareness
    >support and inform the Student Advisory system
    >facilitate workshops related to student interests and affinity groups
    >deliver research and outcomes based social and emotional curriculum in the Lower School, as needed
    >deliver direct services to students in social, emotional, or behavioral crisis in the Lower and Middle and Upper Schools
    >collaborate with the Barrie Community Association to support the parent community as a whole, as well as the parent mentor program
    >oversee the Parent Education Series
    >serve as a liaison with external professionals, whether employed by Barrie or a family.
    >oversee active dialog around drugs and alcohol

    The position requires a passion, interest and knowledge of all developmental needs of children and youth and a keen desire to develop and lead programs that allow students to foster meaningful relationships while managing risk. The person will support our efforts and interest in mindfulness. Interested applicants should be qualified to lead professional development for faculty and parents both in and outside of the Barrie community.

    Qualified applicants will be licensed in psychology, social work, or school counseling. A masters degree is required. A minimum of five years of experience working with children in a school setting preferred.

    While we seek a full time employee, we will review part-time applicants with a concentration in either young children or adolescents.

    Please send cover letter and resume to resume@barrie.org

  • Lead Teacher of Science and Innovation

    Barrie School, a student centered learning community with students age 18 months – grade 12, seeks a middle and upper school lead teacher of science and innovation. Barrie is located on a beautiful 45-acre campus just outside Washington DC. Our program encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on experiential learning. Our curriculum promotes interdisciplinary, project based learning, and embraces grade level themes: Service Learning in the Middle School aligned with our core philosophy, “Respect for the Environment, Respect for Self and Respect for Others”, and Invention and Discovery, and Diplomacy and Global Issues in the Upper School.

    We seek a scientist with strong interdisciplinary interests and a background in STEM/STEAM initiatives who can motivate and inspire, and has a keen interest in middle and upper-school students. The individual should have broad-based scientific knowledge and leadership experience. We hope the individual will be the lead teacher in chemistry and/or physics with broader interests.

    The qualified candidate will employ the latest technology and demonstrate a desire and ability to teach outside a traditional classroom setting, utilizing our 45 acres of campus resources, including ponds, trees, wooded trails, streams, and horses. Embracing our values of respect for self, others, and the environment, Barrie teachers are committed to working with a diverse group of learners in a collaborative, and flexible community.

    Additionally, the qualified candidate must be eager to advise students and willing to carry out the tasks expected of all full-time faculty. An interest in coaching, drama or other after-school activities is an expectation. A creative spirit and a sense of humor are essential.

    Please send cover letter and resume to resume@barrie.org

  • Salaried Montessori Internship Program

    Barrie School is a center of expertise in Montessori Education and benefits from a close relationship with the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies (IAMS), which has been preparing Montessori educators for over thirty years and is housed on the Barrie campus. Barrie is one of the few Montessori schools in Maryland to hold full Accreditation from the American Montessori Society (AMS). The school seeks candidates interested in a position as a salaried intern at Barrie for SY 14-15.

    Candidates must be enrolled in a Montessori certification program at the Toddler, Primary or Lower Elementary level. Interns are paired with a Master Teacher and fully participate as Barrie faculty members in duties and responsibilities at the school. Interns benefit from being part of vibrant adult learning community and being on campus with the operation of the Montessori Institute.

    Here are some thoughts and comments from current Interns:

    “Interning here at Barrie has provided a wonderful opportunity to work with master teachers in a nurturing environment. As most of the Barrie faculty were once IAMS students, they knew exactly where I was coming from and always offered insight and encouragement. Barrie's internship program truly prepared me with the skills to be able to lead a 3-6 classroom with confidence. I have developed muscles in places I never knew existed. Just as I was trained to nurture and guide the child, I was also supported and encouraged as a new teacher.

    “During my internship year I was always encouraged to incorporate my professional expertise and my experience as a mom. The internship year at Barrie is rigorous and offers many opportunities to gain real life experience as a Montessori teacher and member of the broader school community. I loved my time interning here at Barrie!”

    “The Barrie community was not just a teaching ground for me. It was my home away from home. I definitely learned so much from the IAMS and working as a lower school intern at The Barrie School was a dream job. I continue to learn daily from my supervising teacher, colleagues, students, and parents. I am very grateful to be in a community that is nurturing and accommodating.”

    Candidates interested in applying for the salaried internship program should either be enrolled in a Montessori certification program already or seek enrollment at the Barrie Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies. Educators new to the field of Montessori education are encouraged to apply.

    Please send your resume and cover letter to resume@barrie.org

    If you have questions about the Intern Program, please contact Nikki Moody, Head of Lower School, at nmoody@barrie.org.

    If you have questions about the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, please contact Hilary Green, Director Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, at hgreen@barrie.org.

  • Teaching Fellow for 2014-15 School Year

    Barrie at a Glance Barrie’s 45 acre campus provides space for learning, play, and exploration. Whether taking water samples at the pond, riding on the tricycle track, or quietly reading near the fireplace, the campus is a lively environment. Middle and Upper School classes have broad themes woven into the curriculum and engage our students in experiential learning. The middle school focuses on respect for self, others, and the environment. Grades 9 and 10 focus on Invention and Discovery, and Grades 11 and 12 Diplomacy and Global Issues. Barrie is also located less than 1 mile from Glenmont Metro station and 13 miles from The White House.

    Barrie School’s Teaching Fellowship Program Barrie School offers a one-year paid teaching fellowship program for recent college graduates who value a career committed to youth development. The program will provide the college graduate a diverse learning environment that enhances Barrie’s teaching philosophy of hands-on and project based learning. The graduate will assist in guiding students’ learning experiences, including their academic, social, athletic, and artistic development. The program provides the applicant an opportunity to develop their teaching ability and style in and out of the classroom. The applicant will gain a deeper sense of many responsibilities and joys of the teaching profession and have the support of a mentor teacher. Fellows may be encouraged to apply for a full-time position for the following year if a suitable opening becomes available. Barrie seeks applicants who are new to the teaching career and who come from diverse backgrounds. We welcome candidates with academic interests across multiple disciplines that value integrative thinking. We also expect candidates to embrace our values of academic and personal excellence. Teaching fellows are compensated with a stipend and provided health insurance including other benefits. Shared housing is also a possibility for fellows.

    Responsibilities Teaching fellows will be expected to teach a minimum of two classes, an elective, lead clubs and committees, coach sports and attend extracurricular activities. They will also be expected to complete year long projects and contribute to the improvement of Barrie as a vibrant learning community. Candidates with a passion for the environment, global issues, and service learning are welcomed. All applicants are asked to send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to resume@barrie.org. Please put the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Please provide areas of teaching interest, elective courses of interest, or other extra-curricular interests.

  • Physics Teacher

    Barrie School, a student centered learning community with students age 2 – grade 12, seeks a middle and upper school physics teacher for 2014-2015. Barrie is located on a beautiful 45 acre campus just outside Washington DC. Our program encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on experiential learning. Our curriculum embraces grade level themes and promotes interdisciplinary, project based learning.

    We seek a scientist with strong interdisciplinary interests who can motivate and inspire students. While core teaching responsibility will be Physics, the individual should have broad-based scientific knowledge and leadership experience. In addition to physics, he or she should be comfortable teaching chemistry, biology, and/or environmental science.

    The qualified candidate will employ the latest technology and demonstrate a desire and ability to teach outside a traditional classroom setting, utilizing our 45 acres of campus resources, including ponds, trees, wooded trails, streams, and horses. Embracing our values of respect for self, others, and the environment, Barrie teachers are committed to working with a diverse group of learners in a collaborative, and flexible community.

    Additionally, the qualified candidate must be eager to advise students and willing to carry out the tasks expected of all full-time faculty. An interest in coaching, drama or other after-school activities is an expectation. A creative spirit and a sense of humor are essential.

    Please send cover letter and resume to resume@barrie.org

Barrie School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.