At The Speyer Legacy School, students are inspired to be intellectually curious and passionate. They realize their full potential as accelerated learners in a collaborative community that is committed to ethical values and action. Speyer students learn with like-minded classmates and are guided by academically fearless teachers who share and nourish their enthusiasm for knowledge and inquiry.
The Speyer Legacy School seeks a dynamic, innovative, and passionate full-time K-8 debate teacher / coach. The candidate hired will report to the Head of Lower School and Head of Middle School. They will be responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to teach in support of the school’s mission and curricular goals. The ideal candidate possesses creative problem-solving skills, a sense of humor, enthusiasm for designing innovative curriculum, a positive attitude toward change, and strong interpersonal skills that allow one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others.
Duties & Responsibilities
Plan and implement motivating lessons in debate for K-Grade 8 which reflect knowledge of curriculum, students’ interests and abilities, students’ social and emotional needs, and gifted education.
Establish and implement rules for behavior and classroom procedures and routines.
Evaluate students' performance, including academic, behavioral, and social-emotional.
Prepare student reports which include narrative descriptions of students' achievements and needs.
Communicate regularly with families about classroom happenings and student progress.
Provide coaching for the Debate Team after school.
Coach and attend weekend debate tournaments.
Regularly demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning for both students and colleagues.
Actively pursue professional development rooted in individual and schoolwide goals.
Demonstrate a desire to integrate technology meaningfully into the classroom.
Collaborate with colleagues, across disciplines and divisions, to further develop curriculum and design interdisciplinary projects/units of study.
Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, and school duties, which may include running an advisory group in the Middle School.
Promote respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value of the School, a shared responsibility in partnership with the school community.
Engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of child development, best practices, and current trends in public speaking and debate education and gifted education.
Demonstrated classroom management skills, including allocating time, space, and materials for most effective learning.
Experience in differentiated instruction.
Creativity and innovation in both curriculum and instruction.
Versatility and flexibility both within and outside of the classroom, encouraging students to think creatively, work collaboratively, embrace failure, and communicate effectively with others.
Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
Skill in creating a learning environment that is challenging, motivating, and developmentally appropriate.
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or public speaking related field required.
Masters Degree and experience in gifted education preferred.
To apply please send your resume, cover letter, a one-page educational philosophy statement, and the contact information of three references to email@example.com. Please indicate “Debate Teacher” in the subject line.
The Speyer Legacy School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
The Speyer Legacy School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.