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Ryan is the Director of Speech and Debate at American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida. He is a certified teacher with 13 years of classroom instruction and speech coaching experience. Ryan coached the 2019 NSDA National Champion in Informative Speaking. He has also coached champions and finalists at NSDA nationals, Harvard, Glenbrooks, GMU, and Emory. Recent finalists include 2021 Harvard finalists in Oratory, Informative, and Humor; 2021 NSDA National Qualifiers in Informative, Oratory, Humor, and more; the 2018 & 2019 TOC Informative Speaking champions, 2018 Harvard Informative Speaking champion, 2017 NSDA Informative Speaking runner-up (final round champion), 2017 NSDA Humorous Interp finalists, 2017 Harvard Original Oratory finalist, 2017 NCFL Original Oratory and DI finalists, 2016 Glenbrooks champions in Duo and Original Oratory, 2016 Harvard Humorous Interp champion, 2016 Emory Original Oratory champion, 2016 NSDA semi-finalists in Duo, HI, OO, and POI, and a 2014 NSDA Original Oratory finalist.


Duval is the Assistant Director of the Stuyvesant High School Speech and Debate Team and a Communication Lecturer at the New York City College of Technology. He has coached multiple national finalists and champions at the high school and collegiate levels. His students’ recent successes include: 2018 Barkley Forum Champion in Oral Interp, 2017 Yale Runner-up in Program Oral Interpretation (POI), 2017 NSDA Semi-Finalist in Original Oratory, 2017 Harvard Finalists in Original Oratory, Duo, and POI, 2016 NCFL Finalist in Original Oratory and the 2016 NSDA National Champion in Poetry. As high school competitor, Duval was a finalist in Humorous Interp at Harvard and Duo Interp at NCFL Nationals. In college, he competed for George Mason University Forensics Team and was a national finalist in Dramatic Interpretation.
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Rachel feels honored and immensely excited to be working at AP Speech this summer! Her passion for coaching was formed at Western Kentucky University. During her graduate assistantship, she assisted in coaching several Persuasive National Out-round competitors, the top 3 National Finalists in After Dinner speaking for 2017, and the ADS National Runner-Up in 2018. Now you can find her at Cypress Bay High school coaching all speech events. In 2019 she coached an NSDA National Finalist in Informative Speaking. Additional highlights of her Platform speaking achievements include; 2 Info finalists and 4 Oratory finalists at Blue Key, 3 Info finalists at Glenbrooks leading to a 1st in Speech sweepstakes, 2 Info finalists and 1 Oratory finalist at Patriot Games, 2 Oratory finalists at The Sunvitational, 1 Info and 1 Oratory finalist at Harvard, and 3 Info and 1 Oratory finalists at the Florida State Tournament. Overall, in her first year, Rachel has coached 2 Oratory champion titles, 5 Info champion titles, and helped qualify 7 speech events to NSDA so far. She looks forward to creating and learning so much from her AP Speech students and fellow coaches this summer!


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Alfie is excited to return to camp this summer to inspire, encourage, and to bark orders when he needs to. Alfie was the NSDA (National Speaking Dogs Association) national champion in Humorous Interp with his hilarious rendition of "Lady and the Tramp." He was also a finalist in Dramatic Interp, performing the classic "Old Yeller." Alfie knows that the best remedy for writer's block is belly rubs so come hang with the big dogs at AP Speech this summer. Don't forget to bring treats! 
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