Barrie School seeks candidates for the position of Long-Term Middle and Upper School (6th and 9th grade) Substitute Humanities Teacher with employment beginning on or about December 6, 2021, and ending on April 1, 2022.
About the School
Established in 1932, Barrie School cultivates intrinsic motivation in students through a progressive and collaborative approach to education. The school currently serves nearly 400 students in two divisions: Barrie Lower School (12 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
Adaptability, Initiative, and Risk-Taking
Integrity and Ethical Decision-Making
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.
Respect for Self, Each Other, and the Environment.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Student Voice & Responsibility
Challenges students to develop communication, critical thinking, leadership, and problem-solving skills to prepare them for college and active citizenship.
Accepts, supports, and celebrates each student’s character, interests, learning style, and potential for limitless growth.
Teaches respect for self, others, and the environment through hands-on experiences, collaboration, and diversity of thought and culture.
Position & Qualifications
Joining Barrie during an exciting time, the Long-Term Substitute Humanities Teacher should be a progressive educator with a willingness to support project-based learning as a methodology to empower students to learn important twenty-first century skills such as collaboration, teamwork, and critical thinking. The Long-Term Substitute would teach 6th and 9th Grade Humanities, both of which focus on United States history and literature. Humanities courses at Barrie are interdisciplinary and incorporate English language arts, literature, history, religion, economics, and philosophy, among other disciplines. This full-time position will report to the Head of Barrie Middle & Upper School.
Barrie School is a progressive independent school that inspires excellence, intrinsic motivation, and responsibility through innovation in learning. Serving a diverse and inclusive student body, our intentional educational throughline—from Montessori (12 months to Grade 5) to Project-Based Learning (Grade 6 to Grade 12)—cultivates learning that lasts. Our challenging educational experiences unlock intrinsic motivation and innovation in both students and faculty. And our community fosters a deep sense of belonging and honors student voice and responsibility. All of this comes together to create engaged citizens with diverse and inclusive worldviews who are confident to be and advocate for themselves.
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.
Our mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, dev...elop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.