About US

Tulsa Debate League

About Tulsa Debate

Debate prepares students to thrive in the 21st century. Debaters learn how to think critically - to unpack arguments, dissect research, and evaluate choices. They learn how to communicate - to explain complex concepts and articulate them to diverse audiences. And they learn how to engage in the world - to understand multiple perspectives and make an impact on the world. Research shows that debate can dramatically close the achievement gap in urban school districts - debaters are more likely to graduate from high school, meet college-readiness benchmarks and achieve greater cumulative grade point average than their peers.

The Tulsa Debate League is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting students and teachers in Tulsa Public Schools. As an urban debate league, we are dedicated to expanding access to the activity to schools and students who have traditionally lacked access. We organize competitions, fund programs and summer camps, and provide professional development to teachers and coaches.

Our Staff

Ross Faith

Executive Director

Justin Daniels

Program Director

Chris Cook

Program Manager

Julie Faith

Community Engagement Manager

Kate Fitzpatrick

Site Coordinator

Jasmine Armijo

Program Associate

Tristan Loveless

Program Coordinator

Our Board

Chair

Drew France

Director of Fund Development & Strategic Planning, Community Action Project

Mercedes Millberry Fowler

Community Affairs Representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas

Conor Cleary

Trial Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior

Daniel Blaho

Founder and Director, DSB Creative

Mary Huckabee

Attorney, Conner & Winters

Marianne Brett

Counselor, Kendall-Whittier Elementary School

Taylor Burke

Attorney, Barber & Bartz

Emily Fuller

Development Coordinator, Oklahoma Caring Foundation

Aba Hammond

Inclusion & Diversity Representative, ONE Gas

Executive Director

Ross Faith

Salaried Executive Employee

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