Barrie School seeks candidates for the position of Barrie Prep Music Teacher (grades 6-12) with employment beginning in August of 2019.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Established in 1932, Barrie School cultivates intrinsic motivation in students through a progressive and collaborative approach to education. The school currently serves300 students in two divisions: Barrie Montessori (18-months to 5th grade) and Barrie Prep (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
Teach one trimester each of music to all middle school students (sixth, seventh, and eighth graders).
Teach full-year student-centered Band course that teaches students multiple instruments, including, but not limited to, piano, bass, guitar, and drums. At Barrie, students choose the songs that are performed in collaboration with the Music Teacher.
Help students showcase their abilities at Arts Nights.
Attend bi-weekly faculty meetings and weekly department meetings.
Advise a group of seven to eight middle or upper school students.
ABOUT THE POSITION & QUALIFICATIONS
Joining Barrie during an exciting time, the Music Teacher should be a talented individual who is trained to teach music and who values student-centered and progressive education. This is a half-time to three-quarters time position that will report to the Head of Barrie Prep.
The position has the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required and Bachelor’s degree in Music preferred.
Commitment to supporting an intentionally diverse and inclusive community.
Demonstrated success teaching to a range of learners.
Effective classroom management skills.
Places value on the learning process versus product.
A sense of humor and commitment to building camaraderie with colleagues.
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.