Employment

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

Current Openings

  • Montessori Art Specialist – Long Term Substitute

    Barrie School, a private, independent school that serves students age 18 months through Grade 12, seeks a long-term substitute to cover art specialist classes in our Montessori Lower School. Primary responsibilities include developing curriculum and teaching art courses to Primary through Upper Elementary students (age 3 through grade 5). Instructional focus is on developing art concepts and skills, expanding creativity, and introducing students to artists and their styles. Montessori experience is encouraged but not required. The position will begin October 1, 2015 and continue through January 30, 2016.

    The long-term substitute must be flexible and willing to work with many different ages and abilities. During a period of overlap, he or she will work closely with the classroom teacher to create developmentally appropriate lesson plans for the duration of the position. The applicant should be experienced and proficient in managing six 45-minute long art classes each day. Class size averages 12 to 18 students. The teacher will be responsible for set up, introduction, studio time, clean up, and conclusion of lessons. We encourage applicants who would want to work with children on a larger art installation piece to enhance the campus and contribute to the collection of installations we have.

    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.

    Barrie School’s 45-acre campus is located just outside of Washington, D.C. in Silver Spring, MD, within minutes of both the Metro and the ICC. Our campus is on a spectacular property with streams, open fields, ponds, forest and stables.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Barrie School via e-mail to resumes@barrie.org.

  • On-Call Substitute Teachers (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. 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 seeks on-call substitute teachers to assist in the Barrie Prep division, grades 6-12. Candidates must be available on-call to work full day or partial day between 8:00 AM- 3:00pm. $15.00 per hour.

    Applicants must be over 18 years old, be enthusiastic and flexible and enjoy working with teens. Teaching certificate required.

    How to Apply

    Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to resumes@barrie.org

  • Database Manager

    Database Manager

    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

    The Barrie Database Manager will manage the school-wide student information database, and support other data systems for the business office, and admission and development departments. The position will provide support and training for faculty, staff, and parent end users of student information and demographic data by maintaining, managing, and coordinating with various departments, expanding, implementing and maintaining student data systems and data integrity; developing new reports, queries, and/or scripts; serving as liaison between the end user and the software vendor; and providing data reports to school leadership and the board of trustees as requested.

    We seek a person who thrives on the effective visualization of information related to student performance, admission trends, development office information and business office indicators. The candidate should have familiarity with the use of data dashboards and the use of data in guiding institutional planning.

    Responsibilities

    • Serve as the main point of contact when communicating with key personnel, outside software vendors and contractors
    • Fulfill information requests, resolve problems and ensure accurate management of data systems
    • Coordinate with faculty, staff and parents to ensure the integrity and accuracy of student demographic data
    • Develop user support materials to include procedures, reports, work aids, technical documentation, test plans and test data
    • Develop queries and scripts for the purpose of providing specific dashboard data.
    • Maintain and manage user accounts for students, families, faculty and staff to ensure security and data integrity
    • Maintain student attendance data collection in coordination with division administration for the purpose of ensuring compliance with attendance regulations.
    • Stays current of IE, AIMS, NAIS and AMS student data reporting requirements for the purpose of ensuring accurate and compliant annual data submission.
    • Prepare student achievement results in collaboration with division heads
    • Train and support staff to ensure proper and efficient system usage
    • Work with IT staff on system integrity and maintenance functions
    • Perform other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the school

    Requirements

    Four-year degree or any combination equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by three years of experience administering student management systems and database management; and three years working with users in a support and/or training environment and managing student data.

    An affinity for technology, with CRM or SIS experience, user administration and end user training, technology integration, data analysis, strong reporting to include dashboards, and strong vendor relations.

    Experience using MS Access, MS Excel, SQL databases in a public or independent school is highly desired. Highly customer service skills are essential.

    How to Apply

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

  • 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

  • Math 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.

  • 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.