Ozan Ergungor is finishing up his senior year at Northwestern University while coaching Edgemont Senior High School in New York. He works to help his students adapt to any kind of round, allowing them to succeed on local circuits and against the toughest national competition. As a debater at Hawken School, he championed multiple regular season national tournaments, reached semi-finals of the TOC, and finals of World Schools Debate at NSDA Nationals. A two-time camper and two-time staffer, Ozan is excited for his fifth ISD summer.
Hanh M. Do has been involved in competitive debate for the past 26 years on the collegiate and the high school level as a coach, consultant, and adjudicator. Her students have cleared and placed at Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Isidore Newman, Santa Clara, Harvard-Westlake, The Glenbrooks, Holy Cross, Grapevine, Hockaday, and the UT Longhorn Classic. In addition to teaching PF since its inception, she has instructed in LD, policy, parli, BP, and Worlds Schools Debate. She has had the immense privilege of traveling internationally to adjudicate and her WSD team in 2016 cleared and placed in the Pan American Debating Championships. Currently she serves as a private consultant to several debate teams, a business communications consultant for executives, and the Big Questions Debate Chair for the past three years at the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament.
Christopher Vincent is the Director of Speech & Debate at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, LA. He has been involved in competitive speech & debate since 2004. Formerly, he was a competitor for the University of Louisville where he reached elimination rounds at several tournaments including both CEDA and the National Debate Tournament. He has also served as the Director of Forensics for Louisiana State University. As a high school coach, he has directed several programs and has coached students to elimination rounds at many regional and national tournament including Greenhill, Emory, Harvard, Berkeley, TFA, the Tournament of Champions, NSDA, and others. Chris is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Communication Studies Department at Louisiana State University, as well as a graduate minor in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, with a primary concentration in rhetoric and culture where he studies rhetorics of space from a queer and feminist perspective. As both a classroom teacher and communication professional, he emphasizes the importance of being adaptable, critically engaging with scholarship, being innovative in argument development, and learning the fundamentals.
Audra Langston is the speech and debate coach at Grand Oaks High School in Texas. Audra is in her 23rd year of teaching and 12th year of coaching competitive speech and debate. As a 2 diamond NSDA coach, Audra has a reputation for program building and elevating her students to the highest levels of competition. Audra is the founder and host of the Bluebonnet World Schools Debate International Tournament that drew 24 countries to the competition in spring 2020. The Bluebonnet was one of the first online international tournaments and served as a model for many other tournaments to follow. Her passion for WSD has grown through both domestic and international world schools competition. Audra has coached 4 members of Team USA WSD and 2 students on the USA developmental team. Her teams have competed and advanced to elimination rounds of international tournaments including the Pan-American Schools Championships in Vancouver, the EurOpen in Germany, NSDA Nationals and just recently her young team was named champions of Jaipur India International Tournament.
Langston believes that World Schools equips students with the opportunity to grow as global citizens and create lasting awareness for change. She believes in youth voice and focuses on the individual debater to instill values and character.
Sarah Donnelly (she/her/hers) is the Head Coach at Natick High School in Massachusetts, where she has been coaching since 1996. Sarah caught her passion for Speech & Debate in the 1980s as a competitor for the team she now coaches, and was then a member of the Fulton Debating Society as an undergraduate at Boston College.
Over the years, Sarah has coached many students to late elimination rounds and even some championships at a variety of tournaments including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, NCFL, and NSDA. But she considers her greatest successes to be much quieter moments – the moments when she gets to help a student conquer a particular challenge or discover a new skill.
Sarah believes that her experience in Speech & Debate made her the person that she is today, and that she owes it to the Community to pay that back. In pursuit of that goal, she has served in many leadership roles including Vice President and At Large Member of the Massachusetts Speech & Debate League, Diocesan Director of the Worcester Diocese of the NCFL, District Committee Member of the New England District Committee of the NSDA, and she currently serves as Chair of the New England District. Sarah is also the Event Coordinator for the NCFL, where she serves as a bridge between the NCFL Board of Directors and the local host committees. She is excited to be a part of the NCFL Inclusion Committee, along with other members of the ISD faculty, and hopes to help promote diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice in our tournament experiences.
Unlike many coaches, Sarah isn’t a classroom teacher. When she isn’t coaching, planning a tournament, or doing other Speech & Debate things, Sarah is an Event Coordinator in the non-profit sector.
Sarah has worked at a variety of summer institutes throughout her career. She enjoys this experience as it allows her to work with students and faculty members from around the country in the pursuit of building our community. She is excited to join the ISD Faculty because she wholeheartedly believes in its model, and she looks forward to learning from its students and faculty.
Nicole teaches English and is the Director Emeritus of Speech and Debate at Providence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over fifteen years of coaching, Nicole coached multiple NSDA and NCFL national qualifiers with students advancing to outrounds, semis, and finals. At ISD, Nicole is incredibly honored to document the brilliant energy and joy of camp life as our resident photographer. When not at ISD, Nicole enjoys taking her camera on adventures, spending time with her family and her pups, and pursuing her Masters of Education at Clemson University. Go Tigers!
Maryrose Kohan is the head coach and a full-time speech and debate educator at George Washington High School in Denver, Colorado, where she has coached for the past 12 years. She is the coach of the 2010 TOC PF Champions and her students placed 13th at NSDA Nationals in 2014. Additionally, she has coached students to late elimination rounds in Public Forum and other events at invitational tournaments around the country including Bronx, UC Berkeley, Alta, Glenbrooks, and Stanford. She can’t wait to work with students this summer at ISD: Colorado!
Chase Williams is the 6-12 Director of Speech and Debate at Taipei American School. In his 11 years of coaching, Chase has coached students across all events to national success. In 2014, Chase was a member of the Hawken coaching staff that won two national championships (Congressional Debate and Public Forum Debate) and a national runner-up (Impromptu Speaking). His students have routinely placed in the Top-10 at nationals, advanced as far as Semifinals in PF at the TOC, and have championed or been in the final round at Yale, Minneapple, The Glenbrooks, Blake, The Sunvitational, Stanford, and Emory. At the 2016 NSDA National Tournament, Chase coached the national runners-up in World Schools Debate and his student placed 6th in the Senate, at the 2018 NSDA National Tournament, Chase’s student placed 9th in the House, and at the 2020 NSDA National Tournament, Chase’s students placed 4th in Policy Debate and Taipei American School was the first international school in the 95-year history of the NSDA to ever be recognized as a Debate School of Excellence (Top-20 in the nation).
Before transitioning to education and coaching full-time, Chase was a political operative at the local, state, and federal campaign level. He has remained involved in the political arena as a volunteer and fundraiser.
To Chase, ISD is so much more than a summer camp, it is his extended family and he can’t wait to welcome more students into that family this summer!
Maggie Woodward coaches Original Oratory and Informative Speaking at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York, and has been involved in forensics as a competitor & a coach for 15 years. As a student, she was the Tennessee State Champion in Original Oratory, and a national finalist in 2008. During college, she competed for Western Kentucky University Forensics. She has taught or directed Oratory at multiple summer institutes, including WKU’s Summer Forensics Institute and the Florida Forensics Institute. Students she has coached have been finalists or champions at Wake Forest, Yale, Harvard, Emory, Bronx Science, TOC, and NSDA. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Mississippi and is pursuing her PhD at the University of Southern California. She is very excited to work with the students in ISD’s new Original Oratory program this summer!