While I'm not teaching just yet, I have been coaching high school Speech and Debate for the last three years. I am also headed into my 3rd season on a collegiate team. Additionally, I have taken many education courses over the last 8 years to prepare me for my future as a teacher.
My coaching style right now is push my kids to be the very best speakers, listeners, thinkers, and people they can be. I want them to do well at tournaments, but more than anything, I want them to walk away from their time on the team as a confident and skilled communicator.
2017 National Champion in JV IPDA Debate at NCCFA Nationals (speech and debate) 2016 Novice Tournament Champion at NCCFA Nationals (speech and debate)
I am beginning my senior year at Whitworth University, majoring in Speech Communication and English Literature. After completing my undergraduate degrees, I am looking to return to Whitworth for their Master's in Teaching program.
The purpose of my TPT store is to provide resources for teachers of all grades and all subjects to incorporate more speaking into their classrooms because speech is the most interdisciplinary subject there is! We use communication skills every day, but we almost never practice them intentionally, so my goal is to enable teachers to help their students become better, more confident speakers. Follow me on Instagram @LetsTeachSpeech!