Parent Kick-Off Meeting – *Mandatory*

Thu, Sep. 28th, 6:15pm @KDS Dining Hall

Learn about the different Speech and Debate events you can compete in, the tournament season, and what to expect on tournament days. Learn what the participation requirements are for both students and families. Meet the coaches and parent reps. Sign up for required and volunteer shifts/activities.

  • 6:15-6:30pm – light appetizers/mix and mingle
  • 6:30-7:15pm – meeting

Start-Up Clinics

Sept. 10, 17, 23, Oct 1,   12-3pm @ Kent

Start-up clinics are workshops where students can begin working on skills for the upcoming season. They are perfect for novice students and a great place for returning competitors to brush up on their skills. The clinics give new students exposure to different types of events so they can decide what events they want to compete in. The clinics are drop-in style, no sign-up required. Coaches and team captains will be at the clinics to support team members preparing for the new season.

Who’s Who

Who’s Who 

We welcome several new people to this year’s Coaching Staff Ian and Abby, we are honored to have you join the KDS Speech & Debate family. And warm hugs to our returning coaches, you know how much we appreciate you!

  • Mike Bausch – Debate Director
  • Ian Hopkins – Speech Director
  • Abby Deely – Speech and Debate Fellow
  • Eddie Young – Speech Coach
  • Jen Woodley – Speech Coach
  • Jeff Joseph – Lincoln Douglas Debate Coach
  • Nate Graziano – Debate Coach

Parent Committee Co-Chairs:  parentrep@kdsspeechdebate.com

  • Colleen Attoma-Mathews: attomamathews @gmail.com
  • Lee-Ann Krauss: ljkrauss1 @comcast.net

Communications Chair – Caroline Starbird: carolinestarbird @gmail.com
Judging Chair – Richard Huttner: rbhuttner @gmail.com