Ann Arbor, Michigan
Los Angeles, California
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Location: Kamuela, Hawaii
Type: Full Time
Parker School is a vibrant learning community of 330 K-12 students nurtured by engaged educators and families in the community of Waimea on magnificent Hawai?i Island. It is an exciting time to be at Parker! As it begins its 48th year, Parker is preparing for the next chapter of growth and development.
The Debate Director will be responsible for leading and involving students in an engaging and competitive debate program. At Parker, debate is a popular elective course with a history of strong competition at the state and national level for over 10 years.
As a full-time faculty member, they will likely teach two sections of debate and three sections of classes within their discipline.
- Develop and teach your courses expertly with the highest standards for each student
- Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning
- Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving
- Collaborate with colleagues in the development and execution of curriculum
- Create hands-on, inquiry-based, and real-world learning experiences
- Collaborate effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators
- Communicate frequently and clearly with students, families and colleagues
- Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
- Demonstrate strong problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, and teamwork skills
- Demonstrate self-motivation with high work standards and attention to detail
- Support the well-being of all students
- Arrange participation, coordinate travel, and serve as the lead chaperone for debate travel to in-state and mainland tournaments
- Serve on the Hawaii Speech League board when a representative from Hawaii island is required
- Manage the debate budget
- Fulfill other faculty duties as assigned
- Demonstrate interest and ability to serve as a grade-level advisor to students, lead student activities, and contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities
- Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning: chaperoning events, serving on committees, and developing new programs at the school
- Model professional behavior and collegiality at all times
Preferred Position Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
- Experience coaching debate with students participating in state and national tournaments, including Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum
- Teaching experience in secondary school required.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
- Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
- An openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.
- A love of learning and love of school, and a willingness to support unique and unpredictable learning journeys
- A healthy sense of humor and fun-loving spirit