As a member of the Instructional Team at Capitol Debate, Michael Perry is passionate in his desire to help students develop important life skills that will have a positive impact on their educational experience. Michael spent twenty years in the classroom as Head Debate Coach, building a program of winners and leaders. He earned NSDA Diamond coach achievement award in 2013. Michael has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington and his Masters from Concordia University Austin in Educational Administration. Michael retired from teaching in 2015 and continues to be engaged with Speech and Debate events as a consultant and judge for UIL, NSDA and TFA tournaments.