Jared is currently studying at The Ohio State University and is an alumnus of Hawken School in Cleveland, OH. At Hawken, Jared served as the Interpretation Captain as well as the Vice President of Speech his senior year. Jared was ranked as high as 1st in the country in both HI and POI, and competed since 7th grade. Jared has reached late elimination rounds at many national tournaments including 2nd at Yale, 6th at Glenbrooks, 5th at GMU Patriot Games, 2nd at the Barkley Forum, Semifinals at the UK TOC, Top-60 at NSDA Nationals, and was a four time NSDA national qualifier. In addition, he championed the Sunvitational, the Stanford Invitational, the New York City Invitational, and was the 2019 OSDA State Champion in POI. Outside of speech, Jared can be caught dancing in public, talking in different voices at all the wrong times, and trying to put a smile on people’s faces. Jared is excited to continue giving back to the activity that gave him so much, and he can’t wait to welcome more Interpers into the ISD family in 2020!
Kyle is a senior at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL, where he has served as Vice President and Speech Captain of his team. Kyle has competed in all the Interpretation events and has seen out rounds at national and state tournaments in all of them. Mainly competing in Duo and POI, he has championed the NSDA National Tournament, The Florida State Tournament, Florida Blue Key, The University of Texas at Austin’s Longhorn Classic, The Cypress Bay Tradition, and Nova Titan. Kyle also has final round appearances at Emory’s Barkley Forum, The Tournament of Champions, The New York City Invitational and The Sunvitational while making out rounds at Harvard, GMU Patriot Games, and the NCFL National Tournament. Speech camp has always been integral in Kyle’s development and he is excited to share his love for innovative Interpretation with the ISD Family next summer.
Kevin Ahern is a senior at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in Florida, where he serves as his Speech and Debate team’s co-President. As a competitor, he has competed in almost all the Interpretation events including Duo Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Oral Interpretation, and Program Oral Interpretation. Most recently, Kevin was named the 2019 NSDA National Champion and final round winner in Duo Interpretation. Other significant accomplishments include championships at the FFL Varsity State Tournament, the Florida Blue Key Invitational, The University of Texas at Austin’s Longhorn Classic, The Tradition at Cypress Bay, and the Nova Titan Invitational. Kevin has also seen final rounds at the Barkley Forum for High School Students at Emory University, The Tournament of Champions, The Sunvitational, and the New York City Invitational hosted by the Bronx High School of Science and other out rounds at GMU Patriot Games, NCFL Nationals, and the Harvard National Forensics Tournament.
Speech Camp is always Kevin’s favorite time of year and he can’t wait to work with you at ISD 2020!
Iain Lampert is one of the foremost high school public speaking educators in America. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from UCLA, his M.A. in Education and Human Development from the George Washington University, and his Certification in Advanced Education Leadership from Harvard University. He is in the process of attaining a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Vanderbilt University. He is the founder and director of forensics at Valley International Prep High School in California.
Iain is a lifelong advocate for Speech and Debate; he has founded eight teams, coached winners of over 6,000 individual awards (in addition to over 1,000 individual championships, including multiple state and national champions), received the National Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the activity, and currently serves as chairman of the West Los Angeles district of the National Speech and Debate Association and director of publicity for the California High School Speech Association. Iain’s students are the only team in the history of Southern California to earn the National Speech and Debate Association’s Outstanding Distinction team award. In 2019, his team won sweepstakes at the Tournament of Champions. He’s coached NSDA national semifinalists, finalists, and champions in Public Forum Debate, Original Oratory, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Programmed Oral Interpretation, Congress, International Extemp, National Extemp, Storytelling, Expository, Commentary, and Impromptu Speaking. During his college years, he won the American Mock Trial Association’s national championship twice. Iain loves improv, musical theater, trivia, nature walks, and wearing fake glasses to make himself look more intelligent. He is very excited to rejoin the ISD faculty this summer!
Meg Howell-Haymaker is the Director of Forensics at Mountain View High School in Mesa, AZ. Throughout her 33 years as a coach, her teams have won seven state championships and fourteen NSDA District Trophies. She has had over 150 students qualify to compete at NSDA nationals, with many reaching elimination rounds and ten students have competed in various final rounds. She has also coached one student to the American Legion National Championship and six students to collegiate National Championships. In 2011 she was inducted into the NSDA Hall of Fame and in 2016, she was named the NSDA National Coach of the year.
Meg is excited to join the ISD Family this summer as the Curriculum Director for the Interpretation of Literature program. Her philosophy of coaching is simple: She will work with any student who has drive, even if finding their forensic strengths is an initial struggle. She cares about students and about forensics…and has seen the transformations that occur when the two are combined. She looks forward to working with you this summer!
Lillian Adeyemi is entering her sixteenth year as an educator and third year as Assistant Director at Seven Lakes High School. Previously she was the Director of Forensics at Hastings High School for nine years and at Cy-Woods High School for one year. She has had a National Champion in Dramatic Interpretation, National Finalist in Prose, Duo, and Congress. Last year she helped coach the National Runner up in Student Congress House, Jun Yong Kim who was also an ISD junior staffer in Florida. She has had champions in several events at UT, GMU Patriot Games, Sunvite, Emory, Harvard and NIETOC. In the state of Texas she has had TFA State Champions and Finalist in Congress, Informative, Oratory, Dramatic, Humorous and Duo Interpretation and UIL State Champions in Prose and Poetry.
When not coaching forensics, Ms. Adeyemi loves going to the theatre, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She has recently decided to go back to school to obtain a Masters in School Counseling from Lamar University in Beaumont. She is excited to be back with ISD and looking forward to a wonderful summer of learning and fun!