Communication Academy classes are taught by college professors, professional authors and poets, and high school speech and debate coaches.

The following are their profiles, organized by the subject(s) they teach.

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Anjali Albuquerque
is an accomplished debater and educator and has a large body of experience in leadership and social justice.
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Judy Barton
has 15 years of experience teaching in the field of speech and debate. She has her B.A. in Communications and Theatre Arts.
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Morgan Condie
earned a B.A. and M.A. in Communication Studies. She has 10 years of extensive experience in the field of speech and debate.
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Marty De
received his BA from Berkeley and his Masters from Pepperdine University and has over 10 years' teaching experience.
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Mary Etta Eaton
is a a Silicon Valley leadership communications consultant, coach, and public speaking instructor.
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Alysha English
is a professional educator and actress with a B.A. in Theatre Education. She has extensive experience teaching grades K-12.
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Vanessa Forcari
is a recent graduate of California State University East Bay where she received her Master's in Speech Communication and Bachelors in Mass Communication.
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Ellen James
received her BA in English from San Jose State University and is finishing her MFA in Creative Writing from the same university.
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Riley Knight
has experience coaching Speech and Debate. Riley holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Communication Studies, and enjoys teaching.
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Stephen Lam
holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies. His experiences in acting and teaching provide students with an expressive approach to communication.
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Peter Park
is the highly-respected Debate coach for the #1 nationally ranked Leland High School debate team. He has a B.A. in Communication.
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Kathleen Raiff
earned a B.A. in Speech Communication and M.A. in Communication Studies. [del space]She has taught both college as well as children grades K-12.
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Aleisha Readye
is an award-winning public speaker and debater having competed and traveled with the world-renown Texas Southern Debate Team.
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Jill Reynolds
has 20 years of experience in communication. She holds a B.A. in Speech Communication and has a passion for helping others.
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Monica Cortes Viharo
is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Theatre and Political Science. She has 15 years of experience in teaching Public Speaking.
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Melissa Weedin
graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in English (Literature and Language), where she also earned her California teaching credential with a minor in the Teaching Profession.
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Robert Wright
received a B.A. and J.D. He offers years of experience in multiple fields, including teaching and communication. He is also an expert in advanced negotiations-training for businessmen and -women.
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Michelle Zajac
has a M.A. in Communication Studies. She has 8 years of experience teaching various students of various age levels.
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Levy Zamora
has an M.A. in Communication and Leadership Studies. He currently works as a speech instructor at Hartnell College.
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Jaime Acosta
currently teaches 4th grade at Payne Elementary school. She has a B.A. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing.
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Darrell Dela Cruz
has a B.A. in English with a Creative Writing minor, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis on Poetry.
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Kathyrn DeMerit
excels in teaching with 20 years of experience in the marketing and communications field. She earned a B.A. in Speech.
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Thanh Thu Do
earned her BA in English with Emphasis in Teaching from the University of Washington.
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Michael Hilde
holds a B.A. in English Literature. He has worked in multiple areas of communication, but has a passion for public speaking and writing.
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Jason Hough
has a B.A. in both Social Work and Communication and a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Communication.
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Robert Lohrer
is a gradute of Princeton University and has been a working journalist, editor and publisher for most of his career.
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Esther Martosoetjipto
graduated from CSU Monterey Bay and earned California Teaching Credential for K-8 with additions in English Learner Authorization and Science.
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Steve Wood
earned a B.A. in English and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing. He is an enthusiastic instructor and has a passion for teaching students.
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Constantin Andronic
has 25 years of experience in the field of education, as well as a B.A. in Mathematics and M.A. in Teacher Leadership.
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Brian Finley
is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Mathematics: Concentration in Mathematics for Teaching.
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Robin Hellyer
has over 9 years' experience tutoring children in math ranging from 2nd grade to 12th grade.
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Maryam Iranpour
received a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering. She has extensive teaching experience in mathematics and physics.
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Liudmila Lekhtsikava
gained a Master’s degree in Mathematics and a California Teaching Credential. She has taught at all levels of math.
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Azadeh Malek
holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and obtained her California Teaching Credential in Math from National University.
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Roop Prabhu
has 7 years teaching experience at the high, middle, and elementary school level.
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Jalale Thind
has 14 years of experience teaching Math to all ages. He also has his B.A. in Education, Math, Physics, and Chemistry.
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