Head Coach Taylor
“Taylor has been teaching children for over four years and is from Denver, Colorado. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from University in San Antonio Texas in Theology and International Relations. She is also also a certified English Language teacher. She is very patient, confident, and organized. She loves to make the classroom experience fun and challenging!”
“Sarah has devoted her life to empowering others and bringing diverse groups of people together. She has a Bachelors’s Degree in Communication Arts and has been involved in youth ministry for years. In college, Sarah collaborated in the planning and teaching of College Experience courses for first-year students and tutored children through an afterschool program. Sarah is passionate about meeting students where they are and providing a safe environment for them to create, laugh, make mistakes and ultimately, grow. She believes that communication is the core of connection and success. Her enthusiasm, empathy, and intentionality will motivate students and allow them to feel seen and heard through the process.”
“Kyley is Speech Communication Specialist and Adjunct professor of Public Speaking. She's also a certified on Health Coach - Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her experience and hard work have taken her to teach at Liberty University, where she shared her knowledge about the fundamentals of public speaking. She also represents FOX/CBS TV channels across Indiana, in addition to coaching our students with passion and a positive attitude. A fun fact about Kyley is that she used to be a cheerleader in college, which lead her to teach cheer leading and gymnastics to kids of all ages.
“Rishi is an avid debater winning top speaker prizes at Georgetown, Harvard University, and many other national tournaments. Rishi and his partner have also won numerous local tournaments and were ranked top 5 in Georgia, making him an excellent and experienced public speaking coach. To top that off, Rishi is also the Captain and President of his Debate team, as well as his Mock Trial Team.”
Briana is passionate about working with children. She loves the imprints and the positive impacts she is able to make with eager learners. Her experience in education as a Professional School Counselor for the last seven years has equipped her with skills beneficial working with students from diverse and unique backgrounds. She is currently finishing her Phd in Educational Leadership, and holds an administrator's certification for K-12 education, is NBCC certified, and works as the Manager of Counseling Services at a virtual School. She knows the importance of empowering students to be leaders of tomorrow and is invested in their success.
“I love playing with kiddos! While in high school I was in charge of Vacation Bible School at my church. I also mentored many 8th graders nervous about coming into high school as part of a transition program. Fast forward a bit, I completed my bachelor's degree in Biology at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. I am currently a medical student at UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine in San Antonio. I have an extensive research background spanning about 8 years. I have done research projects in stroke patients, brain bleeds, and analytical chemistry. But my favorite projects were all the ones working with babies, children and their families. Some fun facts about me: My dog's name is Cherokee and I have seen every Marvel movie! ”
“Kezia is passionate about teaching and has extensive experience working as a youth coach for almost six years now. She has an immense ability to think outside the box, be creative, engaging, energetic, empathetic, and compassionate are just some of the unique skills hat she brings to the table. Before graduating with a degree in Communications, she was previously a business major during the first year, in which she had to take a public speaking class. At first, she hated public speaking, but with the right coach, she was turned from a girl who lacked the confidence to communicate her thoughts openly, into a woman strong enough to voice her opinions and have the sense to speak with purpose. After that, Kezia turned to Communications and have loved public speaking ever since. Her goal is to make that same impact on the life of every child I get to teach.”
“Coach Katie graduated from New Mexico State University with 2 degrees in Communication Studies and Economics, with minors in French and Marketing. She played rugby for her school and loved getting to coach youth rugby as well. Coach Katie additionally played rugby internationally while studying at University of Birmingham, UK. Coach Katie has also taught swimming for 5 years and enjoys it greatly. She is excited to coach public speaking and evolve your children’s communication skills!”
“Helena is an experienced teacher with certification in middle school social studies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, she has graduate certification in social science from Syracuse University, and she is pursuing a Master of Education with a social studies concentration. Public speaking is unnerving for many people; however, the right training, practice, and encouragement will help build courage and confidence for the next speaking engagement and well beyond into college and into the professional world. Helena values the importance of public speaking because the priceless skill helps individuals influence decisions, aids with positive connections, and encourages constructive change for the community and for the world.”
“Jasmin Haddad is so excited to be a part of the Winning Feathers team. She has dual degrees in Neuroscience and Theatre from the University of San Diego. Jasmin has dedicated her career to teaching Theatre, Communications and Public Speaking to several grade levels throughout California and beyond. She has experience working with students with disabilities and Neurodiversities and has a passion for making education as equitable as possible. When she isn't educating, she is spending time with her dog Leia (from Star Wars) at the San Diego Dog Beaches.”
G Clancy-Cadogan is a Boston native who recently graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Education. G is an interdisciplinary artist and educator with passions for social justice and teaching. G enjoys sharing ideas, exchanging information and trading stories. What excites them about teaching is that they get to bring these passions directly into their work as an educator. The medium of theatre already encourages collaboration, listening, and empathy and G emphasizes the importance of these traits in their classroom. Whether it is a subject in theatre, English, or history students can expect to grow their creative and critical thinking skills with G. When working with students one on one G comes to notice and appreciate each student’s unique characteristics, which is why they do not treat all of their students the same. G sees what makes each individual student unique and they use that to try and bring out the students best in class.
Coach Aaron O Neal
Aaron has been in education for over 5 years and has taught both children and adults. His experience includes teaching middle and high school social studies, English as a Second Language, and public speaking. He holds a Bachelor of History degree from Louisiana State University and Master of Education degree from Southern Methodist University. He is passionate about seeing his students grow in their skills, abilities, and confidence. He believes learning and specifically communication is a key that unlocks the door to success in students’ lives.