Speech and Debate Coach
Sarah Hinkle, Speech & Debate Coach
Sarah is delighted to bring her dual interests of public speaking and theatre arts to all CC students and the Speech and Debate Team. Sarah completed her Bachelor of Science in Education in Theatre Arts and Speech Communication at the University of Central Missouri and completed her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on culturally responsive teaching for culturally and linguistically diverse learners at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Sarah started her career teaching junior high students in theatre and speech, directing plays, and was selected as a member of the coaching staff in high school competitive forensics for the Speech Team in Liberty, Missouri, over the course of four years.
In 2009, Sarah and her family made the bold decision to move to Colorado, where she soon became an assistant coach with CC's Speech and Debate program. Following the completion of her Master's Degree, Sarah moved to a full-time position as the head Speech Coach, with her primary roles including: coaching students in 11 individual events, instructing students in professional presentation skills, providing communication support on implementing effective rhetoric in formal and informal settings, training students in British Parliamentary Debate and directing students in Mock Trial rehearsals. Sarah enjoys the diverse group of students at CC and finds their enthusiasm and engaging personalities incredibly fulfilling.
When she is not coaching or traveling to tournaments, you can find her rooting around in her garden in the sunshine, running, or spending time with her two little boys.
Regina Walter, Forensics/Debate Coach
Judge Regina Walter was appointed to the El Paso County Bench in August of 2008. Prior to her appointment she was a Juvenile Magistrate for a period of 21 years. She helped create the Colorado College Mock Trial team in the fall of 2013 with Taylor Kelson (’14). She is the Executive Director of Educating Children of Color, Inc. Judge Walter graduated from Colorado College in 1980 and from the University of Tulsa School of Law in 1983.
1001 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 389-6357