Teacher, Speech and Theatre Director
Carrollton High School, August 2007 – Present
University of Akron
Master of Arts (M.A.), Educational/Instructional Technology
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Summa Cum Laude, Secondary Education and Teaching
Honors and Awards
Distinguished Service Gold Key
May 2018 National Speech and Debate Association
Coaches who perform service for the Association, such as hosting tournaments, writing or presenting about the Association, recruiting a new chapter school, or writing an article for Rostrum, earn service citations. Those who earn 20 citations are given a special gold key.
Second Diamond Award
Nov 2017 National Speech and Debate Association
Diamond coach awards reflect excellence and longevity in the activity. Coaches receive one point for every ten merit points earned by their students. Coaches then earn Association membership and advanced standing at the same milestones as students, until they earn 1,000 points and the Donus D. Roberts Quad Ruby Coach Award.
A coach’s next award is the First Diamond, earned when s/he receives 1,500 points and has been coaching in the Association for at least five years since achieving the degree of merit (25 points). Five years must pass between each new diamond award, and a certain number of points must be earned during each interval.
Coaches who have received diamond awards during the current academic year are recognized during the Donus D. Roberts Diamond Assembly at that year’s National Tournament.
First Diamond Award
Nov 2012 National Speech and Debate Association