Joining Barrie during an exciting time, the Humanities Teacher should have experience as a progressive educator who believes in project-based learning as a methodology to empower students to learn important twenty-first century skills such as collaboration, teamwork, and critical thinking. We are specifically looking for someone to teach middle school humanities and/or possibly a ninth grade course. Humanities courses at Barrie are interdisciplinary and incorporate English language arts, literature, history, religion, economics, and philosophy, among other disciplines. This full-time, ten-month position will report to the Head of Barrie Middle & Upper School.
The position has the following qualifications:
Comfort or experience with a decolonized and critical approach to history and/or literature.
Demonstration of cross-cultural competence, empathy, and anti-racist pedagogies.
Passion for both middle and upper school humanities.
Experience supporting an intentionally diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.
Knowledge of project-based learning (PBL) as a teaching methodology.
Experience with differentiation, providing supports for students across the academic spectrum.
Two to three years teaching experience preferred but not required.
Excellent communication skills, detail-oriented, and ability to connect with diverse and wide-ranging constituencies, including but not limited to, students, parents, and faculty.
Flexibility, a creative spirit, a desire to collaborate, a sense of humor, and a commitment to building rapport with colleagues are essential.
Teach two sections of middle school or ninth grade humanities.
Serve as an advisor to seven to ten students in middle or upper school.
Lead an Extended Study Week (ESW) experience for middle or upper school students.
Teach one trimester elective to be determined in consultation with the Dean of Studies and Humanities Department Chair.
Participation in coaching, drama, or other after-school activities.
About Barrie School
Established in 1932, Barrie School cultivates intrinsic motivation in students through a progressive and collaborative approach to education. The school currently serves 300 students in two divisions: Barrie Montessori (18-months to 5th grade) and Barrie Middle & Upper School (6th to 12th grade). The school is also the home to the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, a nationally recognized training institute for teachers throughout the region, and Barrie Camp, a day program that serves more than 500 families each summer.
Barrie is located in Silver Spring, Maryland outside Washington, D.C. and within one mile of the Metro subway. Our verdant 45-acre campus of open fields, streams, ponds, forests, and stables provides space for learning, play, and exploration. Barrie encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on, experiential learning, which promotes 21st-century outcomes, including:
? Analytical and Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving
? Complex Written and Oral Communication
? Leadership and Teamwork
? Digital and Quantitative Literacy
? Global Perspectives
? Adaptability, Initiative, and Risk-Taking
? Integrity and Ethical Decision-Making