Barrie School seeks an AMS or AMI certified Elementary II Lead Teacher, to begin August 16, 2019, for the 2019-2020 school year. She/he will team teach and be responsible for presenting the grades 4-5 Montessori curriculum to students, participating in parent education and conferences, record-keeping, and assessment.
The mission of the Barrie School is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop their creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world. Barrie Montessori teachers embody the school’s values of academic and personal excellence, social, emotional, and physical well-being, respect for self, others, and the environment, collaboration and teamwork, diversity of thought and culture, and community outreach.
We specifically seek candidates with the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge and skill in instructional principles, methods and techniques of our Montessori program
Ability to effectively teach to a wide range of students’ academic needs, interests, varying abilities and dispositions
Ability to provide culturally responsive classroom management that treats children with unconditional positive regard
Ability to develop positive, trusting relationships with parents, maintaining strict student/family confidentiality
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as a positive team member within a professional learning community
Demonstrated skills in computer literacy, educational technology and on-line assessments
Ability and willingness to develop and participate in school functions, including but not limited to open houses, orientation meetings, parent education, school-wide activities, retreats and special events
AMS or AMI Elementary II Credential
Minimum of 5 years of elementary teaching experience
Proven track record of arriving on time, contributing to the delivery and support of the full component of Montessori lessons and extensions for the program level, to record keeping, and working within the program and with Barrie resources to ensure student progress and success
A commitment to working with children and supporting colleagues and potential interns every day throughout the school year.
About Barrie School
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.