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.
Madison loves teaching students and consistently finds opportunities to enrich the lives of kids in communities in her home state of South Dakota. She holds a Master's Degree in Communication and Media Studies from South Dakota State University and is now a full-time Lecturer of Public Speaking and Introductory Communication courses at Clemson University in South Carolina. She loves sports and was the Student Section President at SDSU. She played collegiate golf in her undergraduate years and continues to play both golf and softball competitively. Madison loves the impact a good teacher or coach can have on students' lives and is ecstatic about the opportunity to teach your children in an engaging and supportive environment.
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.
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.
McKenzie has a background in Social Sciences through a Bachelors of Arts received at Western Michigan University. She studied Global and International Relations, Cultural and Environmental Geography and Sustainability, and Integrated Holistic Health and Wellness. Her skills have been put to use in five different countries: teaching English in Thailand; working on sustainable farming in rural Costa Rica; analyzing and researching biodiversity and climate change in Peru; and researching cultural geography with Interpersonal Communication in Belize and Guatemala. Since graduating, she obtained a Life Coaching Certification and has been working as a Holistic and Environmental Sustainability Educator with children and adults using social emotional learning and mindfulness techniques. She plans to utilize her knowledge to help continue growing alternative social emotional learning curriculum and expand on environmental education. In her free time she loves hiking with her dog Bo, paddle boarding, meditating, and learning to grow and propagate plants.
Lamiea is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Following an injury during her last deployment to Iraq, she honorably left the military as a mother of two children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder and pursued a degree in Communication from the University of Texas at Arlington. After graduating she began live, on-camera broadcasts with her church. After only a single year she was promoted to lead host and coaches others on their stage presence and verbal dictation for broadcasts of their own! Lamiea has been certified to teach English as a second language and has been exercising this platform for over four years with children 3-13 years old. As a communication major and a mother of two children with verbal delays she understands that building a foundation of confidence is the first step to great communication. Lamiea believes that a warm learning environment of patience, persistence, and fun will lead to motivation and eagerness to learn. She feels strength through fears and mistakes will emerge because we are a voice in this world that deserves to be heard!
Alannah has always loved being around children and having the opportunity to teach them new things. She is from Scottsbluff, Nebraska where she graduated valedictorian of her class. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Biology at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She has a German Shepherd Dog named Arlo who is very kind. Alannah has always been an extremely hard worker who possesses great amounts of passion for what she does while staying positive.
Katelyn is an energetic and positive coach who has experience teaching Public Speaking, Theatre, and Debate classes for two years. She has a Bachelor’s in Speech Communication and Theatre Education from Southwest Baptist University. She is a fully certified teacher in Speech and Theatre as well as Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical Special Education. Katelyn fell in love with the art of Communication after competing in Speech and Debate at the high school and college. She has won numerous speaking awards in debate at both the state and national level and her collegiate team placed 4th and 5th in the nation. As a coach, Katelyn strongly believes in empowering her students to be confident, empathetic, and well-informed citizens who can speak in front of any room or any place. She is passionate about making debate an accessible, fun, and positive form of communication for all of her students.
Coach Hannah is elated to join the Winning Feathers Team! Hannah is a recent graduate from Maranatha Baptist University where she received her Bachelor's in Communication Arts and minor in Counseling. Currently, Hannah is working on her Masters in Theatre Communications from Regent University. She has over five years of experience in teaching and coaching young people through classroom settings, fine arts camps, church programs, theatrical productions, and speech and debate clubs. Hannah is enthusiastic to work with all students to develop their critical thinking, research, delivery, and general communication skills. In her free time, you can find Hannah making art, hiking, reading, listening to a podcast, or making a good cup of tea. She also loves board games, dogs, and learning! Hannah is ready to share her passion for communication by inspiring and instructing kids of all ages.
Hi! I’m Yasmin, a wife and a mother of two busy toddlers. I am very passionate about early education and early literacy. I enjoy reading to my kids and promoting a safe environment for them to make mistakes, grow and learn as a result. I am an avid reader myself, and always looking for the next great book. I have lived in Mexico and Brazil and speak both Spanish and Portuguese. My time living in these countries gives me a unique perspective on life itself and most importantly: the value of education.
Coach Sarah Anne
Sarah Anne Stinnett is a life-long learner, educator, and practitioner of growing by doing. The inextricable relationship between learning and creativity is at the core of her public speaking pedagogy. She supports adult students in pursuit of their academic and professional goals as a full-time Academic Advisor for Harvard Extension School’s undergraduate program. In addition, she serves as a part-time Teaching Assistant for communication and public speaking courses at the Harvard Extension School and Harvard Summer School. At Boston Dance Theater, Sarah Anne works with high school and pre-college students on speech, writing, and presentation as a Voice Coach. She earned her bachelor’s degree with honors from the Harvard Extension School, where she is currently in the thesis stage for a masters in Dramatic Arts. Simultaneously, Sarah Anne is an MFA in Creative Writing degree candidate at Lesley University. She holds a graduate certificate in Business Communications from Harvard Extension and a teaching ESL certification from Oxford Seminars. Sarah Anne lives in greater Boston and studies killer whales in her spare time.