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UIL Speech Judges

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Teysha Dougherty

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No

Conference:

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 3

High school attended:
Flour Bluff ISD

Graduated high school: 2008

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
I participated in debate, speech events, and mock trial all four years of high school advancing to UIL state. I competed in Mock Trial all four years of college winning national speech awards. Since graduating high school I have judged many tournaments including UIL regionals in San Antonio and volunteer coaching the Flour Bluff debate and mock trial teams.

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 8
Judging approach: Stock Issues
Policy priority: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Evidence philosophy: Quality of evidence is more important than quantity of evidence
Paradigm: I judge heavily on the stock issues and I weigh the arguments each student brings up. If a student "drops" a point his or her competitor had brought up and does not address it, I flow that topic to the student who originally argued it. I will judge on communication skills to the point that if I cannot understand a student, then he or she would be marked down. But other than that extreme, a good communicator cannot win a debate I have judged based on that alone. The arguments and evidence must be logical and well argued. I also write very extensive and detailed notes on all of my ballots.

LD

Rounds judged: 0
Approach:
Philosophy:

Contact Information

email: teysha.dougherty@gmail.com
cell: 361 5631762
office:

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:
CX
Extemp
Prose/Poetry

Travel

Region of residence:
4

I will travel to: 1 4