Barrie School seeks candidates for the position of Middle School Humanities Teacher (grades 6-12) with employment beginning on August 20, 2021.
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
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.