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Dick Lesicko

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High School Debate Coaching Job St. Paul, MN
« on: June 03, 2013, 12:14:12 PM »
Job Opening: Debate Coach at Nova Classical Academy, St. Paul, MN

Nova Classical Academy, a Minnesota charter school dedicated to high, academic
achievement and the classical model of education, seeks a certified teacher and qualified
debate coach to fill a full-time teaching and Debate Coach position starting in the 2013-
2014 school year. . (Public Forum debate is our current debate event of choice).

We are looking for a teacher certified in either History or Language Arts, with a true passion for debate and Forensics. In entertaining applications, we look for Forensics experience, coaching experience, and evidence of an entrepreneurial spirit within the context of running and developing a program. Irrespective of your primary field of licensure, love of public speaking, oratory, and effective argumentation is a basic expectation of job applicants. For Language Arts candidates, coursework in SpeechCommunication and/or Rhetoric is particularly welcome.

 Candidate must have a current MN teaching license or be willing to immediately begin the process to obtain one.

Situated within a large and successful Forensics program (in addition to debate, we are
the state champions in Mock Trial and have recently begun a Model United Nations
program), the debate coach is supported by parent volunteers and a Director of Forensics.

Responsibilities include:
- Teaching and developing Rhetoric and Public Speaking OR History courses,
including planning, implementing, and assessing lessons for students with diverse
backgrounds and learning styles
- Coaching students to achieve competitive success in debate; interest in developing
the program beyond its current event
- Leading the team’s development of original research and argumentation
- Traveling with students to debate competitions
- Working closely with the Director of Forensics to coordinate the hiring of help,
fundraise (though you will begin with an ample budget), plan tournament travel
logistics, and communicate with parents about the value and expectations of debate
- Managing the Student Travel Budget and Debate Activity Fund Budget
- Other duties as needed and assigned

To learn more about Nova and to apply on-line,