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Brandon

Teacher

Brandon received his Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations from Bradley University, where he also competed on Bradley's National Championship Speech Team. As a competitor, he is a nationally awarded public speaker. After his time at Bradley, he received his first Master's in Rhetoric-Public Advocacy from Hofstra University. Next, he continued his education at Cornell University where he received his second Master's in Global Development. 


As an educator, Brandon first began instruction as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the Hofstra Speech and Debate Team where he coached individual students and teams to become nationally awarded. He then went on to become a Communications Adjunct Professor at Nassau Community College. Shortly after, he was offered the role of Speech Director at Cornell University. During his time there he built the program to national recognition and coached students to national acclaim.


Brandon made history by hosting the first online college tournament during the pandemic and helped develop the national curriculum for online hosting/coaching during pandemic times. In addition to coaching, he also taught sections of Argumentation and Debate to Cornell students. Outside of his immediate role, he acted as a Teacher Associate for Cornell's Summer International Speech and Debate Camp. The camp welcomed middle and high schoolers from across the globe and he led instruction of his own cohort. During his last year at Cornell, Brandon was given the Bob Derryberry "New Educator of the Year" award, presented by the national communication association Pi Kappa Delta.   


Brandon has been virtually coaching and teaching since 2016 and is proud to bring his students in-person impact online. Personally, Brandon has a fierce passion for empowering his students to greatness and can't wait to show them how to use their voice in any platform. 


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