Texas Forensic Association

TFA NEWS

The Legislative Docket for Fall 2019 has been released. See the Congress Resources page to view.

The Executive Council has issued a statement regarding the co-champions in Policy Debate at the state tournament this year. Click here to read.

TFA IQT Applications are now being accepted for hosting in 2019-2020. Click here to fill out the Google Form.
Click here for an invoice for the $250 fee.

OUR MISSION

The purpose of the Texas Forensic Association is to bring about more effective cooperation among the members of the speech and theatre arts profession in the discharge of their special responsibilities in forensic and theatre activities;

to create a means of educating the general and professional publics to the important educational functions of forensics and theatre arts;

to make collective action possible on problems of common professional interest;

and, in general, to maintain and advance the ideals and standards of the speech and theatre arts profession.

The Texas Forensic Association shall promote the interests of interscholastic speech and theatre by encouraging a spirit of fellowship among participating students and teachers.

Activities viewed as central to the organization's function include debate, theatre, and competitive individual speaking events.

The membership of the organization has grown steadily each year with more than 420 professional members in the 1997-1998 Silver anniversary year.

The Association continues to set high standards and strive to meet new goals for the benefit of Texas Teachers and students. The model of the Texas Forensic Association has been recommended for other states where similar needs are felt.


OFFICERS

PRESIDENT
Joseph Uhler

Westlake High School
Cell: 512-659-6739
email: juhler@eanesisd.net

VICE PRESIDENT
John Mast

S. F. Austin High School
cell: 512-585-3688
email: sfadebate@gmail.com

SECRETARY
Victoria Beard

Spring Woods High School
cell: 713-251-3100
email: victoria.beard@springbranchisd.com.

TREASURER
Noah Recker

La Vernia High School
Cell: 210-240-1757
email: noah.recker@lvisd.org

REGION 1 REP
Ryan Lovell

Tascosa High School
cell: 806-640-8988
email: ryan.lovell@amaisd.org

REGION 2 REP
Rory McKenzie

Lindale High School
cell: 903-245-9150
email: mckenziera@lisdeagles.net

REGION 3 REP
Michelle Watkins

Claudia Taylor "Ladybird" Johnson High School
cell: 210-887-4832
email: mwatki@neisd.net

REGION 4 REP
Ryan Hennessey

Klein High School
cell: 832-484-4159
email: Rhennessey@kleinisd.net

REGION 5 REP
Yolanda Silva

Franklin High School
email: yosilva72@gmail.com

ARCHIVIST
Kirsten Nash

Hendrickson High School
cell: 512-773-9790
email: kirsten.nash@pfisd.net

IQT COORDINATOR
Grant Hahn

cell: 817-319-9886
email: iqtreport@gmail.com

SUPERINTENDENT of SCHOOLS
Kenneth Rohrbach

Medina Valley ISD


COMMITTEES

SCHOLARSHIP

Yolanda Silva, EC Advisor

Region 1: Heather Wallace-Weinette
Region 2: J. P. Fugler (Chair)
Region 3: Eric Pinon
Region 4: Dustin Kay
Region 5: Jennifer Adams

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Vicki Beard, EC Advisor

Region 1: Heather Goheen
Region 2: Kris Compton
Region 3: Frank Rivera
Region 4: Regina Wells
Region 5: Martin Mota

PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS

Joseph Uhler, EC Advisor

Region 1: Sami Womack
Region 2: Robert Shepard
Region 3: Brian Eanes (Chair)
Region 4: Courtney Coffman
Region 5: Israel Boswell

DEBATE TOPIC SELECTION

John Mast, EC Advisor

Region 1: Jonathan Robertson
Region 2: Dan Lingel
Region 3: Bryan Winn
Region 4: Paige Frost
Region 5: Christy Luna

HALL OF FAME MEMBERSHIP

Kirsten Nash, EC Advisor

Region 1: Ann Shofner
Region 2: David Huston
Region 3: Kandi King (Chair)
Region 4: Eloise Blair
Region 5: Billye Lucas

CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE

Michelle Watkins, EC Advisor

Region 1: Nathaniel Council (Chair)
Region 2: Neal White
Region 3: Gina Lozano
Region 4: Brian Alford
Region 5: Tim Haynes

FINANCE

Noah Recker, EC Advisor

Region 1: Louis Pachecho
Region 2: Matthew Stewart
Region 3: David Gardiner
Region 4: Greg McGee
Region 5: Craig Gilbert

Ryan Lovell, EC Advisor

CONSTITUTION

Region 1: Mellessa Denny
Region 2: Eric Mears
Region 3: Colin Malinak
Region 4: Cecil Trent
Region 5: Kim Falco (Chair)

TSCA CONVENTION

Join us for our annual business meeting at the TSCA Convention in Amarillo on October 3-5, 2019.

Click for TSCA Convention Details


As a TSCA interest group, our main business meeting is held at the annual TSCA Convention.

Click for Business Meeting / Proposed Legislation Details

TEXAS SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION


Membership in TSCA is open to any communication educator, communication student, communication consultant, or any individual interested in learning about the field of speech communication.
All levels of instruction and areas of interests are represented in the association. The rewards of membership in TSCA include updated professional awareness, networking with other professionals, and exposure to innovation, teaching methodologies, and scholarly works relevant to the discipline of speech communication.!

MEMBERSHIP

TFA is an interest group of TEXAS SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION.  To become a member of TFA, join TSCA and select TFA as one of your affiliated interest groups. The TSCA application for membership may be filled out online.  As the last step of registration, you may either pay for your membership (using Square), or you may print out a copy of the completed membership application and send it along with appropriate payment to the TSCA Executive Secretary.

Deadline for membership is Janary 31 each year.

Schools intending to qualify for and compete at the State Tournament must join by January 31.

Schools hosting an IQT must either hold an institutional membership or have at least one educator who is an individual TSCA/TFA member.