Activities / Athletics (not state certified) - Brentwood School District
Position: Activities / Athletics (not state certified)
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Speech and Debate Head Coach
Job Location: Brentwood High School
Beginning: Aug 24, 2020
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Brentwood School District
Brentwood, MO 63144
Telephone: 314-962-4507
Job Description:
Brentwood High School seeks a highly qualified applicant to provide supervisory and instructional leadership to a state and nationally competitive speech and debate team. This person must be willing to spend after school hours coaching at practices and weekend hours at competitive tournaments. In addition to coaching, this position will require the recruitment of a highly diverse group of students, organization of paperwork for weekend tournaments, and a sensitivity and understanding of teenagers in competitive situations. 
Responsibilities may include:
  • Stay informed on rules, procedures, and judging standards for speech and debate events
  • Complete appropriate paperwork in a timely fashion for competitive events
  • Recruit and supply adult judges for conference and district tournaments
  • Set practice standards and schedules
  • Set behavior standards for overnight competitions
  • Record NSDA points and develop protocols to recognize student achievement
  • Supervise students in the evenings and weekends at practices and competitive events
  • Read student speeches, pieces, etc and offer feedback and advice
  • Analyze and evaluate student speeches and performances through in person practice or video
  • Promote the program in the community through media and district communications outlets
  • Acquire literary materials and resources for student speeches and performances
  • Conduct practice activities and drills to continuously improve student performance
  • Encourage students to use their speaking skills in the community and in their classrooms
  • Develop a competitive speech and debate team in a small school environment 
If interested, please send a resume and letter of interest to Dr. Stephen Ayotte at

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