Barrie School seeks an AMS or AMI certified Elementary II Lead Teacher, to begin as soon as possible for the 2020-2021 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 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:
Respect for Self, Each Other, and the Environment
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Student Voice and Responsibility
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 School is a progressive independent school, serving students from 12 months to Grade 12, that inspires excellence, intrinsic motivation, and responsibility through innovation in learning. Our intentional educational throughline—from Montessori (12 months to Grade 5) to Project-Based Learning (Grade 6 to Grade 12)—cultivates learning that lasts. Offering challenging educational experiences that unlock intrinsic motivation and innovation in both students and faculty. Our community fosters a deep sense of belonging and empowers and honors student voice and responsibility. Coming together in our truly diverse student body of engaged citizens, students are confident to be themselves, bringing diverse and inclusive worldviews.
Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, Barrie School provides an extraordinary learning environment integrating local, national and global educational opportunities. Our 45-acre campus is home to the world-renowned Barrie Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies— one of the largest school-based teacher training programs in the country— and Barrie Camp, a Washington, D.C. area tradition since the 1950s.