Barrie School, a student-centered learning community with students age 18 months - Grade 12, seeks a Middle and Upper School Humanities Teacher for 2014-15. This position will focus on 7th grade. Please note that the position is provisional upon an anticipated enrollment increase.
Barrie is located on a beautiful 45-acre campus just outside Washington, DC. Our program encourages students to develop their individual interests and talents through hands-on experiential learning. Our curriculum embraces grade-level themes and promotes interdisciplinary project-based learning.
The qualified candidate will employ the latest technology and demonstrate a desire and ability to teach outside a traditional classroom setting, utilizing our 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.
The Humanities Department explores cultures in an interdisciplinary manner, starting with English and History and extending to writing, religion, economics, and philosophy. Classes are double periods. We seek a person with knowledge of world history and/or literature. Although primary duties will be teaching 7th grade, he or she should be comfortable instructing both Middle School and Upper School students. A love of teaching writing is required.
Additionally, the qualified candidate must be eager to advise students and willing to carry out the tasks expected of full-time faculty. An interest in coaching, drama, or other after-school activities is expected. A creative spirit and a sense of humor is essential.
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