2021-22 Middle School Speech & Debate Faculty
About Gulliver Preparatory School
Established in 1926 by Arthur Gulliver in Coconut Grove, Gulliver was likened to the prestigious academies of the northeast and initially attracted families who wintered in Florida. In late 1953, Marian Krutulis purchased the school. A pioneer in education, Mrs. Krutulis envisioned Gulliver as grand home where both students and teachers would feel part of a caring, inspiring family of learners. Over the course of 25 years, she relocated the school to Coral Gables, built an upper school for high school students in Pinecrest and achieved ‘Blue Ribbon School of Excellence’ designation by the US Department of Education. In 2000 Gulliver became a non-profit. Today, Gulliver Preparatory School serves approximately 2,200 students in Grades PreK3 – 12 on four campuses. Despite its significant growth over the last 60 years, Gulliver still upholds Marian Krutulis’ vision to maintain the physical and social-emotional health of its students and trains them to become people of integrity in everything they say and do.
Gulliver Preparatory School is seeking to hire a Middle School Speech & Debate Teacher to join our team of professionals for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. The qualified candidate will be responsible for teaching sections of our Speech & Debate elective and an opportunity to teach some of our social studies electives, depending on experience and interest, on Law & Economics or Modern World Affairs. Candidates should be familiar with debate theory as well as the major forms and topics of debate from the National Speech and Debate Association and be available to accompany the debate team to a few weekend competitions, both in-person and virtual. The middle school debate program feeds into a competitively strong upper school program. Candidates should also be excited to serve as a student advisor, meeting weekly with a small group of students to teach lessons in social-emotional learning, as well as a club advisor.
- Bachelor’s degree in humanities, education or related field.
- Minimum of three years’ teaching experience, preferably with middle school aged students.
Criminal Background Check, Level II Fingerprint Screening(s), and Drug screen.
Gulliver is deeply committed to the principles of equity and diversity and seeks to create an inclusive community for all faculty and staff. Gulliver is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace.