Wednesday, January 25, 2006

We've Got Tara Tate!

More great faculty hiring news:

Tara Tate, the super successful Director of Debate from Glenbrook South High School has agreed to work on our 5-week workshop staff. She will be teaching the Miami Sophomore Scholars lab from July 15 to July 29.

Tara is certainly one of the most accomplished debate coaches in the nation.

Tara has coached the 2005 NCFL National Champion, the 2003 Top Speaker at the TOC, the second speaker at the 2005 NFL Nationals and the second place team at the 2002 NFL Nationals tournament.

Her 2005-06 teams have consistently reached the late elimination rounds of major national tournaments.

In previous years Tara's teams have won many of the major high school national circuit tournaments, including the Glenbrooks, Montgomery Bell Academy, Georgetown Day, New Trier, East Grand Rapids, University of Michigan Senior Round Robin, Maine East, and Valley.

She has previously taught at several summer workshops including North Texas and Michigan.

No matter what Miami Scholars lab you are in, you will work individually with Tara.

MBA Coaches Hired for Faculty

We are very pleased to announce that Michael Risen and Alan Coverstone of Montgomery Bell Academy have agreed to teach on our faculty this summer. They will both be teaching on the 5-week staff.

Michael and Alan are two of the nation's most outstanding coaches. Not only have their debaters excelled in high school but they also have gone on to great success in college debate.

Is it your goal to qualify for the TOC? Well, they qualified FIVE, not one, but FIVE teams last year. So they could probably help you with that.

Is it your goal to reach NFL Nationals? Well, last year two of their teams CLOSED OUT the final round of the NFL Nationals tournament. That's the first time that feat has occurred in the 75 years of the tournament.

Simply put, MBA has achieved an unparalleled degree of success in recent years.

Their teams have also recently won the following tournaments: Wake Forest, the Glenbrooks, Georgia, Ohio Valley and Northwestern.

Come to the Miami Scholars program and you will receive individual instruction from Michael and Alan, regardless of what lab you are in.

We welcome them to the Miami Faculty!