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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about the Intern Program, please contact Nikki Moody, Head of Lower School, at email@example.com.
If you have questions about the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, please contact Hilary Green, Director Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.