[eDebate] Debate/Speech Teacher Opening

Wendy Krueger wkrueger
Fri Apr 28 15:20:29 CDT 2006

Upper School Debate Teacher/Speech Teacher
and Head Debate Coach
2006-07 School Year

The Blake School seeks to hire a dynamic part-time Gr. 9-12 Debate/Speech
Teacher and Head Debate Coach. (Depending on candidates? background and
experience, this position may be combined with additional teaching or
other duties, including Speech Team coaching, to make a full-time
contract.  A Bachelor?s Degree and debate/speech experience are required. 
A major or minor in speech/communications or language arts is desirable.

The Upper School Debate/Speech Teacher and Head Debate Coach is
responsible for:
?	Teaching all debate classes (Argumentation & Debate and Advanced Debate).
?	Teaching some sections of Psychology of Communications, a semester long
required course in twelfth grade. (This course is an advanced course that
includes units in public speaking, persuasion and media literacy.)
?	Supporting seniors outside of class in preparing their senior speeches. 
(The senior speech is a graduation requirement and are planned and
executed in conjunction with the student?s enrollment in Psych. of Comm.
or Adv. Debate.)
?	Overseeing all aspects of the co-curricular debate program (Policy and
Lincoln-Douglas Debate), including significant after-school and weekend
tournament preparation and participation. (The position includes travel to
national tournaments as well.)
?	Hiring and supervising all Assistant Debate Coaches (staff of 2 or 3).
?	Planning and running Blake?s Jack Edie Holiday Debate Tournament. (This
annual tournament takes place in December and has grown to be one of the
largest high school, national debate tournaments, with teams from all over
the country competing.) 
?	Managing debate program budgets.

The Blake School is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational day school
for students in prekindergarten through grade 12 with an enrollment of
1355. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three
campuses each with its own facilities designed for specific ages,
schedules and activities. Students are from almost 50 communities around
the Twin Cities, defining Blake as a truly metropolitan school. The
mission of the school is to provide students with an excellent,
academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community
committed to a common set of values.  For more information on The Blake
School, check Blake's Web page at: http://www.blakeschool.org

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals
and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography,
religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical
ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our
society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks
students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness
of a diverse community within the context of its mission.  In doing so, we
recognize our responsibility to help make each person?s experience a

Send resume, letters of recommendation and transcripts to Wendy Krueger,
Personnel Assistant, The Blake School, 110 Blake Road, Hopkins, MN  55343.

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