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Kinkaid - Debate Coaches Opening

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The Kinkaid School, in Houston, Texas, has two openings in debate. Kinkaid supports a nationally competitive team in both policy and LD, with about 15 debaters. Both positions begin August 2012.

 

The Head of Debate Program organizes and runs a nationally competitive debate program; develops the debate curriculum and teaches Upper School Debate classes; organizes team travel and arranges logistical support; stays abreast of current debate topics; helps students research and develop arguments; organizes after school work sessions; monitors student academic performance; advises a small group of students; carries out other routine duties as assigned; and travels with team to major national tournaments (about 2-3 per month). Requirements for the position include significant experience as a coach and debater; experience with, and enjoyment of, this age group; at least a bachelor’s degree in an academic field; availability to work with students after regular school hours; ability to travel frequently.

 

The Middle School Debate Teacher/Coach teaches seventh and eighth grade debate and one or two middle or upper school classes in a discipline such as English or history; coaches the middle school debate team; shares weekend debate tournament responsibilities with the director of debate; and advises a small group of middle school students. Requirements for this position include experience as a debater, and preferably as a coach; experience with, and enjoyment of, this age group; at least a bachelor’s degree in an academic field; availability to work with students after regular school hours; ability to travel frequently.

 

Contact Jim Dunaway, Dean of Faculty, at jim.dunaway@kinkaid.org, or (713) 782-1640.

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Memories...i applied & interviewed for that job in 1983; they wound up hiring Paul Newman, who came from the St Marks job. Paul took a good program and made it great, and its been a class program ever since. I hope they find another first-class coach.

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