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K-12 Co-Ed Independent School

Sequoyah School, an independent school founded in Pasadena, California in 1958, launched an innovative high school program in September of 2016. As an extension of our K-8 program, students are guided through the deep intellectual exploration of content following a student-centered, problem-based pedagogy that offers relevant contexts for exploration and opportunities for application. Furthermore, the high school program builds upon the changemaking work practiced in the K-8 program by offering a program for Social Innovation. Finally, field studies is a hallmark of a Sequoyah education that extends interdisciplinary teaching and learning as students and teachers travel around California, the Southwest and Pacific Northwest, and Latin America to explore the natural world and engage with a variety of communities. The high school program also offers international expeditions.

Sequoyah’s High School competes in NSDA events through the East Los Angeles circuit and the High School Public Debate Program (HSPDP) out of Claremont McKenna College.

We are currently accepting applications for a Debate Coach to start immediately.

Lead practice sessions 2-3 days a week (depending on tournament cycle); 3:30-5:00 PM
Chaperone and coach at High School Public Debate Program tournaments (mostly Saturdays, some Sundays), roughly 5 per year
Support preparation for students competing in NSDA tournaments
Coordinate tournament registration, including parent participation/judging
Communicate updates to the High School Director
We are seeking candidates who:

Have a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
Have experience in debate and/or coaching experience
Teach from an inclusive, anti-racist standpoint
Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of high school students
To apply, interested candidates should send a résumé and cover letter to

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