This September is looking promising for our debate students with Shauntrice Martin joining SVUDL as the new Interim Program Director. Shauntrice brings ten years of experience in Urban Debate Leagues and youth advocacy groups across the country to the SVUDL team. She is a long-time youth advocate with a passion for pedagogy.
During her career in K-12 education, she trained with Ella Baker Freedom Schools and completed fellowships in Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Dominican Republic. As a critically acclaimed debater at the University of Louisville, she earned numerous speaker awards, maintained a winning record, and placed 3rd in the American Debate Association National Tournament.
Shauntrice’s endless energy and enthusiasm for education and debate made a huge impact at the 2015 SVUDL Summer Institute. She was able to connect with many novice debaters as she judged debates, led warm up and break exercises, and even got everyone singing and dancing by the end of the week!