Most classical and Christian high schools have discovered that competitive outlets are critical to the health and vibrancy of their high schools and yet they struggle to develop extracurricular competitive teams that fully reflect the unique focus and philosophy of their schools. Come learn about the most mission central high school team that your school can develop: forensics. Competitive speech and debate spur students to take what you already teach: analytical thinking, great literature and excellent speaking skills to an entirely new level. Forensics allows students to compete against all comers: public and private, big and small not just in your region but in the nation and even the world. Learn the compelling reasons for a competitive high school forensics team and the staffing, budgeting and planning nuts and bolts of how to start one from two successful forensic coaches.
Leslie Moeller started the debate program for Geneva School of Boerne and is completing her fourth year as Head Debate Coach. She has coached students at the local, state and national levels. This past year, she has had two Public Forum debate teams ranked as high as 5th in the Nation. Both teams plus one Student Congress debater quali ed for the 2013 Tournament of Champions. Mrs. Moeller has a BA from the University of Virginia in English Literature and Economics and a JD from Boston College. In addition to coaching debate, she has taught Middle School Language Arts, Dialectic and currently teaches Senior Thesis. She has also served on the Board of Trustees of Geneva and the SCL Board.