Ashley Murphy has been involved in the speech and debate community for the last 15 years. She currently works as a special education teacher at a cyber charter school in Pennsylvania, a debate coach, and a public speaking tutor. Ashley has received a Diamond Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the National Speech & Debate Association. She has coached state finalists, national elimination round competitors, and invitational champions in Public Forum Debate, Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Parliamentary Debate, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, and Extemporaneous Speaking. Ashley has designed and implemented professional development and coaching resources for a variety of events, including Public Forum Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Policy Debate, and Congressional Debate. Ashley is passionate about helping students discover the power their words can have to make an impact on the world around them.
Liz Vieira Singh
Liz Vieira Singh has been involved in speech and debate for more than 20 years. Her experiences in speech and debate led her to apply to law school, and she has been a Minnesota-licensed attorney for nearly ten years. She currently practices municipal law for a mid-sized firm in Minneapolis where she specializes in representing school districts and charter schools. She regularly advises clients on compliance with IDEA, Section 504, and anti-discrimination protections, including representing school districts in contested special education litigation. She is a frequent speaker at educational conferences. For the past 15 years, Liz has been an assistant speech coach at a local high school where she previously served as the head debate coach. She has earned two diamonds and coached national finalists in International Extemporaneous Speaking, Expository, and Impromptu, but her best experience in speech and debate was meeting her husband, Yatesh Singh. Liz and Yatesh have an adorable toddler who cannot wait until she’s old enough to compete.