DES MOINES, IA (January 21, 2020) – The National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2020 NSDA National Educator of the Year award. This award was created to honor an individual who has enhanced the quality of education in the field of speech and debate. From more than 5,000 member coaches and teachers, the following educators were named as finalists for the national award.
Christy Briggs – Reno High School, NV
Shawna Christenson – The Weiss School, FL
Elizabeth Eskin – Timber Creek High School, FL
Renea Moss – Miramar High School, FL
Gary Peters – Ben Davis High School, IN
“These educators go above and beyond to provide speech and debate education to their students,” said NSDA Executive Director J. Scott Wunn. “Through their dedication and passion for this activity, they have changed the lives of thousands of young people. I’m honored to recognize them for their outstanding service.” The finalists were nominated for the NSDA National Educator of the Year award by fellow educators, administrators, school board members, and parents across the country. The NSDA selection committee will determine the National Educator of the Year recipient, who will be announced leading up to National Speech and Debate Education Day on March 4.