The St. Louis Urban Debate League brings together an active community of students, teachers, administrators, and community leaders devoted to improving the academic and life skills of youth attending urban-St. Louis schools.
PARTICIPATING ST. LOUIS CITY SCHOOLS
Central Visual and Performing Arts High School: Dr. Kacy Seals, Principal; David Williams, Coach
Cleveland NJROTC Academy: Dr. Victoria Shearing, Principal; Brittany Copple, Coach
Clyde Miller Career Academy: Jana Heywood, Principal; Jason Criveau, Coach
Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience: Frederick Steele, Principal; Chandra Alford, Coach
Compton-Drew Middle School: Susan Reid, Principal; Jacqueline Person, Coach
Gateway STEM High School: Dr. Amy Phillips, Principal; Marie Lucero, Coach
McKinley Classical Junior Academy Middle School: Steve Warmack, Principal; Kelli Rao, Coach
McKinley Classical Leadership Academy: Steve Warmack, Principal; Kelli Rao, Coach
Metro Academic and Classical High School: Steven Lawler, Principal; Colyn Gremaud and Laura Trieschmann, Coaches
Soldan International Studies High School: Dr. Thomas Cason, Principal; Skye Reichert, Coach
OTHER PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
Confluence Preparatory Academy: Michael Powers, Principal; David Dickerson, Coach
McCluer High School, Florissant: Cedric Gerald, Principal: Deborah Riggs, Coach
SLUDL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The St. Louis Urban Debate League’s Board of Directors, a committed group of professionals from St. Louis’ legal, corporate, nonprofit, and education communities, supports the League’s efforts through planning and advocacy, coordinating staff, and private fundraising.
Chairman of the Board • Mary H. Karr • Attorney
Co-Vice Chair • Andrew Johnson • Attorney-at-Law • Littler Mendelson, PC
Co-Vice Chair • Joseph Kilpatrick • Partner • Husch Blackwell LLP
Treasurer & Secretary • Philip G. Louis, Jr. • Partner • Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Felicia Campbell • Parent of SLUDL Alumna • Normandy Schools Collaborative
Kathleen Farrell, PhD • Communications Department Faculty, Saint Louis University • Retired
Scott Jensen • Professor of Sports Communication and Speech Communication Studies and former Director of Forensics • Webster University
Latieke M. Lyles • Counsel • Macy’s, Inc.
Laura McAllister • Director of Corporate Communications • Maritz
Julian O. Long • Honors Faculty, Saint Louis University • Retired
NAUDL – National Association for Urban Debate Leagues
NAUDL supports the 22 urban debate leagues around the country, and hosts the Urban Debate National Championship Tournament every spring. Their mission is to facilitate the participation in organized debate activities for as many urban debate students as possible.