Barrie School seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Middle & Upper School Spanish Teacher with employment for the 2021-2022 school year.
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 300 students in two divisions: Barrie Montessori (18-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
Barrie (grades 6-12) is seeking a middle and upper school Spanish teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. The ideal candidate will have native or near native fluency in the target language and an interest in supporting young people’s growth as Spanish speakers. The position will involve collaborating closely with the lead Spanish teacher on implementing lessons and providing feedback on student performance. Finally, applicants from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Assist in running on-campus, in-person classroom activities at the Spanish II, Spanish III, and Spanish IV levels
Attend classes Tuesday/Thursdays 12:30-1:50 and Wednesdays/Fridays 8:30-9:50
Provide feedback on student performance and work
Serve as a conversation partner for students
Demonstrated interest in working with adolescents and teenagers
Demonstrated cross-cultural competence, empathy, and commitment to antiracism
Native or near-native fluency in Spanish
University or graduate-level study in Spanish
Classroom teaching or tutoring experience
Knowledge of Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) as a methodology for immersing students in the target language.
Understanding of and familiarity with American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards
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.