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Cabot High Varsity Forensics Coach

22 Jul 2021 10:56 AM | Jennifer Akers (Administrator)


Position Summary:

To be responsible for creating a classroom environment that develops in each student skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to effective communication and literate citizenship through Forensics. 

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare lessons that teach the fundamentals of the areas of competition; public speaking, interpretation, and acting
  • Develop lessons that reflect accommodations for individual student differences and instructional learning styles
  • Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students
  • Provide coaching, mentoring, guidance and supervision to team members so that each student’s involvement is a positive learning experience
  • Establish after-school schedules for group event rehearsals
  • Attend scheduled over-night and local tournaments
  • Involvement with the running of Cabot Classic
  • Participate with team in community events as requested  
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment
  • Continue to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research
  • Organize and maintain a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws
  • Encourage parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents
  • Ensure that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom
  • Coordinate with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees
  • Adhere to all policies of the District and the Arkansas Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by the building administrator and other central office administrators, as designated by the Superintendent

Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding the education of students
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work

  • Must have appropriate 7-12 or K-12 Drama/Speech endorsement on teaching certificate
  • Successful completion of all background checks

Contract Days:  190

Salary:  Certified Teacher Salary Schedule

Arkansas Communication and Theatre Arts Association is a non-profit professional organization serving educators of Oral Communication, Debate, Forensics, Theatre Arts, and Dance in Arkansas.

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Rachel Mauchline




1818 N Taylor St, Ste B


Little Rock, AR  72207

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