Introduction to Speech & Debate
Become confident in expressing your point of view. Engage in lively speech and debate activities while learning the basics of public speaking. Students will have the opportunity to work in pairs, groups, and independently to debate topics of their choice.
My name is Kristen Rasmussen and I am a 6th Grade English teacher at Orono Middle School. This May, I am finishing my second year at Orono. Before Orono, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and I student-taught at Woodbury Middle School and Stillwater Area High School. I am currently pursuing my K-12 Reading Licensure from Hamline University to be able to help my 6th graders grow their love of reading. Outside of school, I enjoy hiking, being outdoors, playing trivia, and reading whenever possible. I look forward to a summer of reading and relaxation!