Joining our community during an exciting time, Barrie School is seeking a Spanish teacher for the 2019-2020 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 45-minute Spanish exposure classes per week to 4th and 5th
Teach one section of middle school Spanish.
Teach one section of upper school Spanish, ranging from level II to IV.
To make a full-time position, must take on Internship Coordinator, Registrar, or other duties depending on the interests and/or strengths of the applicant.
Advise a group of approximately eight to ten students.
Serve as a chaperone for Barrie’s Extended Study Week, a weeklong experiential program connected to thematic curricula where students take off a week from classes in March to study something meaningful.
An interest in coaching or other after-school activities is desirable.
A creative spirit and a sense of humor are essential.
The position has the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Spanish required.
Master’s degree in Spanish or Spanish education preferred.
At least two years teaching experience in independent schools preferred.
Commitment to supporting an intentionally diverse and inclusive community.
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.