Note: currently, a Kentucky teacher with certification in Language Arts and/or Speech and/or Theatre Arts can teach middle and high school speech courses. Standalone Speech Certification is also possible. Check with your principal or EPSB for more information.
Kentucky High School Speech League Kentucky's oldest high school organization; sets the rules for speech and debate contests throughout the state and sponsors regional and state tournaments each year. The director's job is currently vacant. Contact Chair of the Board of Directors, Steve Meadows of Danville High School, for more information.
National Speech and Debate Association The high school speech and debate honor society; their website is a treasure of resources for classroom and after-school contests. NSDA Nationals is the largest academic contest in the world with a long history and amazing alumni. Kentucky District chair is Michael Robinson at Murray HS. The Kentucky District has a website at www.kynsda.org. Wilson Wyatt Debate League This Jefferson County organization is hosted at Spalding University and includes Kentucky schools from outside of Louisville plus Indiana. Amy Zuccaro (Trinity High School) and Janet Heston (Jeffersontown High School ) are the league Presidents.
SPEAK the Speech Professional Education Alliance of Kentucky