Barrie Prep (grades 6-12) is seeking a middle and upper school French teacher for the 2016-2017 academic year. The ideal candidate will have native or near native fluency in the target language, experience with the Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) model of foreign language teaching as invented and developed by Blaine Ray, a commitment to bringing out the best in each student, and a dedication to lifelong learning and professional development.
More broadly, our curriculum promotes project-based learning attached to grade level themes, including “Respect for the Environment, Respect for Self, and Respect for Others” in the middle school and “Invention and Discovery” and “Diplomacy and Global Issues” in the upper school. Teachers at Barrie Prep pride themselves on student-centered pedagogies and innovative teaching practices that lead to richer learning experiences for teachers and students.
Teach two sections of middle school French.
Teach two sections of upper school French, from level I to AP.
Must be willing and eager to advise a group of approximately ten students.
An interest in coaching or other after-school activities is desirable.
A creative spirit and a sense of humor are essential.
Possibility for World Language Department Chair (based on requisite experience).
Bachelor’s required; Master’s in French or French Education preferred.
Two to four years of teaching experience preferred.
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.