Berkeley Carroll is a Pre-K through Grade 12 college preparatory school of 980 students located in the Park Slope section of New York City. Our vibrant intellectual community draws students from all over the city; admission to the school is competitive, and both our parents and students value achievement.
The Berkeley Carroll Middle School seeks an inspirational and passionate Debate coach for a full-time position beginning in autumn of 2019. Our middle school includes grades 5 through 8, and our high school of course covers the gamut from 9th through 12th grades.
The Speech & Debate program at BCS is entering its 25th year. There is in place an active, vibrant coterie of youngsters engaged in the activity who are used to many weekend competitions over the regular season including states and the major national invitationals.
Experience coaching Public Forum, Congressional Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking. (An existing speech coach handles individual events)
Ability to work with speech coaches both for judging at tournaments and in helping all students deepen their skills.
Experience with the demanding expectations of a tournament schedule throughout the year is a prerequisite. Coaching forensics requires a calm dedication to the reality of how much time and patience are required to sustain and foster individual growth and to a team ethos that values cooperation and support more even than external achievement and accolades.
Intelligence, stamina, optimism, humor and an abiding interest in the developmental qualities of this age group.
Duties would include:
Running the debate electives in middle and high school
Traveling with the teams to local and away venues
Service as either a middle or high school advisor
Berkeley Carroll is committed to an inclusive program and a diverse faculty and student body. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and experience with diversity, equity or inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.
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About The Berkeley Carroll School
The Berkeley Carroll School is an independent, nonsectarian, coed pre-kindergarten through 12th Grade day school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The school is a creative and intellectual community where devoted teachers challenge and engage talented students. Its demanding curriculum and vibrant civic life prepare graduates for success in college and for the greater endeavor—a life of critical, ethical, and global thinking. For more information, visit www.berkeleycarroll.org