Coaches and Student Officers

Current Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Katie Burke

Ms. Burke has been teaching at RHS since 2016, was assistant coach from 2017-2020, and is currently head coach. She teaches AP European History, Philosophy, Gender Studies, and World History Honors.

Assistant Coach: Stephen Barrow

Associate Coach: Peter Quinn

Mr. Quinn taught at RHS from 2012-2020, was assistant coach in 2013-14, and was head coach from 2014-2020. He taught U.S. History, AP Human Geography, and AP Government & Politics while at RHS. Currently, he is a J.D. candidate at William & Mary Law School.

Student Officers 2020-21

  • President: Brianna Nissel
  • Vice-President of Debate: Chris Sebastian
  • Vice-President of Speech: Nicole Yakovlev
  • Communications Director: Michael Levy
  • Membership Director: Ana Sridharan
  • Captain of Congress & Limited Prep: Kyle Johnson
  • Captain of Interpretation: Isabella Hu
  • Captain of Lincoln-Douglas: Bala Saravanan
  • Captain of Public Address: Ashin Varghese
  • Captain of Public Forum: Hugo Tan

Student Officers 2019-20

  • Co-Presidents: Julia Yan & Simran Kakkar
  • Vice-President of Debate: Brenna McConnell
  • Vice-President of Speech: Katherine Hu
  • Communications Director: Michael Levy
  • Membership Director: Anthony DeMelfi
  • Captain of Congress & Limited Prep: Kyle Johnson
  • Captain of Interpretation: Tyler Harper
  • Captain of Lincoln-Douglas: Devika Soni
  • Captain of Public Address: Mallika Ravi
  • Captain of Public Forum: Arnan Ullah

Student Officers 2018-19

  • President: Kathryn Altman
  • Vice-President of Debate: Allie Wu
  • Vice-President of Speech: Nicole Nissel
  • Communications Director: Katherine Hu
  • Membership Director: Katie Sidebotham
  • Captain of Interpretation: Tyler Harper
  • Captain of Lincoln-Douglas: Simran Kakkar
  • Captain of Public Address, Limited Prep, & Congress: Claudia Pietrus
  • Captain of Public Forum: Dylan Park

Student Officers 2017-18

  • Co-Presidents: Bryn Bennett & Renee Shen
  • Vice-President of Debate: Brandon Luong
  • Vice-President of Speech: Caitlyn Dempsey
  • Communications Director: Allie Wu
  • Captain of Speech: Kathryn Altman
  • Captain of Lincoln-Douglas: Simran Kakkar
  • Captain of Public Forum: Julia Yan

Student Officers 2016-17

  • President: Amy Pu
  • Vice-President of Debate: Ashley Huang
  • Vice-President of Speech: Bryn Bennett
  • Vice-President of Public Relations: Caitlyn Dempsey
  • Captain of Speech: Kathryn Altman
  • Captain of Lincoln Douglas: Renee Shen
  • Captain of Public Forum: Gitanjali Iyer

Student Officers 2015-16

  • President: Kara Sevola
  • Vice-President of Lincoln Douglas: Emily Wang
  • Vice-President of Public Forum & Congress: Brie Borruso
  • Vice-President of Speech: Rachel Loia
  • Captain of Lincoln-Douglas: Amy Pu
  • Captain of Public Forum: Lex Constantinides
  • Communications & PR Director: Noah Taylor
  • Middle School Speech Director: Bryn Bennett
  • Middle School Debate Director: Claire Zou
  • Treasurer: Alyssa Spagnuolo
  • Webmaster: Harry Kern

Student Officers 2014-15

  • President: Aaron Bennett
  • Vice-President of Lincoln Douglas: Sangho Lee
  • Vice-President of Public Forum: Josh Leopold
  • Vice-President of Speech: Molly Knapp
  • Webmaster: Harry Kern