Our Extemp Team

The Summit family is the whole reason for our success and why we have been a favorite choice since 1995. Whether you are coming for ExtempOratoryInterp, or Debate, we have a staff that is experienced in high school speech and debate. Our senior staff members typically have at least a decade of experience. We also use recent graduates to keep us fresh with new ideas and approaches. Below is the staff that will be working this summer.

 
Meredith Deaton is the head debate and extemporaneous speaking coach at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She has been involved in speech & debate as a participant and coach since 1995.  Her students have won three out of the last five national championships in United States Extemporaneous Speaking.   She was  named the Northwestern University Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions Coach of the Year in 2014.  Since 2009, she has coached thirty-four national qualifiers in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and US and International Extemp.  This will be Meredith's second year with EXL.

Meredith Deaton is the head debate and extemporaneous speaking coach at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She has been involved in speech & debate as a participant and coach since 1995.  Her students have won three out of the last five national championships in United States Extemporaneous Speaking.   She was  named the Northwestern University Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions Coach of the Year in 2014.  Since 2009, she has coached thirty-four national qualifiers in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and US and International Extemp.  This will be Meredith's second year with EXL.

Meredith Deaton
EXL Curriculum Director

Boston | Iowa

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Administration

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Jenny Cook

Executive Director

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Dario Camara

Operations Director

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Steven Schappaugh

Debate Director