Employment

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

Current Openings

  • Part-Time Math Teacher (Grades 6-12)

    About Barrie
    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Our program embraces grade level themes and promotes project based learning within and across disciplines.

    About the Position
    Barrie School seeks a grade six through twelve math teacher with experience developing curriculum and a capacity for leadership. We seek an individual who inspires a love of math in students and shows the relevance of math in our daily living and understanding of the world. The qualified candidate must be committed to teaching in a progressive educational environment and possess a deep appreciation of the potential of children.

    Desired Qualifications
    The ideal candidate must be committed to working with a diverse group of learners in a collaborative, student-centered environment. A creative spirit and a sense of humor are essential.

    In addition to fulfilling teaching responsibilities, the qualified candidate must be eager to serve as an advisor to students, be a leader in the community in which they work, and willing to carry out the tasks expected of all faculty. An interest in after-school activities is expected.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to resumes@barrie.org

  • Technology Integration Specialist

    About Barrie

    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

    About the Position
    Barrie's instructional technology infrastructure and resources include a fully networked campus with broad Wi-Fi access. Teachers and students use desktops and laptop PCs, and iPads. Additionally, Barrie is introducing a Chromebook 1:1 environment for middle school students. Commonly used software include Microsoft's Office Suite, Google Apps, Haiku, Kaymbu, and other cloud-based tools.

    The position is responsible for incorporating technology into teaching and learning both as a tool and as a topic. He or she will accomplish this through direct instruction with students, professional development opportunities with teachers, and collaborative work with teachers in the classroom. While the position will involve support and collaboration with teachers in both our Montessori and Prep programs, the majority of scheduled class time with students and faculty will be in Barrie Prep (grades 6-12).

    The person hired will be part of a team that works with the Future of Information Alliance, a collaborative initiative that includes partners such as the University of Maryland, National Geographic, Newseum, and the National Park Service.

    Responsibilities
    The candidate for this position will be responsible for supporting student and teacher use of classroom technology and will have an important voice in the ongoing expansion of our technology resources and programs. This position will be part of defining the role of technology in Barrie’s Montessori program and attending or hosting relevant conferences in the area.

    Desired Qualifications
    The qualified applicant should be an enthusiastic user of technology, excited to learn new tools and to share his or her passions with others. He or she should have a strong background with the application of technology in the classroom and school as well as the communication and organizational skills to help students and teachers creatively and effectively expand their use of technology. The ideal candidate will approach the use of technology in teaching and learning from the perspective of progressive pedagogy.

    Teaching or equivalent experience with technology is preferred. Experience with the use of 3-D printers is a plus. Personal characteristics essential to this position include a strong work ethic and can-do attitude, a commitment to collaboration, and a dedication to empowering children and faculty with a variety of technical capabilities to grow in their skills and understanding.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to resumes@barrie.org

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

    About Barrie
    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 350 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

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

    Responsibilities

    • 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
    • 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

    Requirements
    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

    How to Apply

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to resumes@barrie.org

  • Teaching Fellow for 2015-16 School Year

    About Barrie

    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

    Barrie’s Teaching Fellowship Program
    We offer 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 in PDF format to resumes@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.

  • Track & Field Head Coach

    The Barrie School Athletic Department requires a qualified HEAD COACH for the VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD TEAM in the Spring of 2015. The period of this coaching position is from March 2, 2015 through May 30, 2015. Practices will take place between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. Competitions will take place off-campus after 4 p.m. (possibly on a Friday). Travel to other schools may require a 3:00 p.m. departure with the team.

    Experience in coaching track and field events is required. Prior experience in educating and working with young athletes should be briefly described in the cover letter. Prior competitive track and field experience is preferred.

    A resume and cover letter should be emailed to Richard Chin at rchin@barrie.org with "TRACK AND FIELD COACHING POSITION" in the subject line. The position will be open until filled.

  • Upper Elementary Lead Teacher

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

    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.

    Qualifications:

    • Seeking a self-motivated Teacher Leader
    • Strong classroom management skills, positive parent engagement, and an ability to keep student expectations high
    • Uphold 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.

    Requirements:

    • 5+ years of experience strongly preferred.
    • Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree, at minimum.
    • MACTE Accredited Montessori Elementary Credential preferred, or willingness to enroll in the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies

    Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to resumes@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.

    Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to resumes@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.

  • Extended Day Staff

    About Barrie

    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

    Barrie School is seeking qualified Program Staff for the Extended Day Program.

    Qualified candidates will have completed coursework in any youth, outdoor or education-related field; have a strong passion for positive youth development and working with youth, some experience with outdoor facilitation and a demonstrated, positive work ethic. Barrie School is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school, serving approximately 325 students from age 18 months through grade 12. For more information visit www.barrie.org. Openings available for pre-K and Kindergarten, Lower and Upper Elementary, or Middle School.

    Essential Functions:

    • Lead a variety of enriching activities with school-aged children, including outdoor activities, homework help, and snack time.
    • Manage a group of children and implement curriculum in a way that is consistent with Montessori and positive youth development philosophies
    • Assist in maintaining high standard of safety keeping the health and welfare of all children a priority at all times
    • Participate in scheduled staff meeting and assist program director as needed
    • Availability:

    Monday - Friday, 6:45 AM – 8:45 AM

    and/or

    Monday - Friday, 2:45 PM – 6:15 PM (or until all campers depart)

    Required Skills/Experience

    • Ability to implement program curriculum effectively
    • Ability to maintain order and to make sound judgments keeping the safety, health and welfare of students a priority
    • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups from all social and economic segments of the community
    • Must be able to communicate with parents effectively about their child in a positive professional manner
    • CPR/First Aid certification preferred, but not required
    • Familiarity with Montessori style education helpful, but not required
    • Minimum age of 18 years
    • High School graduate with education/coursework in child development, education or otherwise related to school age children, OR proven experience at camp or in youth development
    • Pre-employment medical examination


    Send resume to Peter Vogdes, Camp and Extended Day Director - pvogdes@barrie.org, or to Jason Kromirs, Associate Director – jkromirs@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.