FREE-TRIAL Debate Classes

Kooyaya is excited to announce that we are holding FREE-TRIAL Debate classes for students in grades 6-8, 7-8:30pm ET on Friday and 1-2:30pm ET on Saturday. The experience and innovation our Debate teachers bring to this course must be experienced to be believed. The seats are limited, so please contact us ASAP at 609-375-8580 if interested.

The following bios pertain to our Debate Class teachers. Please take a look so you can get an idea of the quality education and training your child will receive:

Mrs. Warden is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, and of Mercer University, where she debated from 2011-2015 in NPDA-style parliamentary debate. She was the 2015 State Champion in the Georgia Parliamentary Debate Association, and broke to octafinals in the National Parliamentary Debate Association, also winning tenth place speaker that same year. She has previously coached high school debate in Georgia, where her teams broke to deep out-rounds in tournaments hosted by Carson-Newman College, the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Independent Schools’ Association State Championship. Additionally, her middle schoolers recently won the final round in the Tennessee Public Forum Debate at the Urban Debate Leagues Middle School Nationals.

Ms. Roach graduated from the University of Toronto holding an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Gender Studies. She has four years of experience working with students of all levels to improve their debating abilities and techniques. Ms. Roach was a member of the Canadian National Debate Team for two years, during which time she won both the Panamerican Schools Debate Championships and the EurOpen Debate Championships. She was a semifinalist and third place individual speaker at the Canadian Parliamentary National Championships, as well as a semifinalist at the North American Universities Debating Championship.