Meet Your Team Policy Debate Camp Instructors

Bailey Eldridge

Bailey is currently the Advanced Team Policy debate coach, as well as the head coach of Parliamentary debate, at Invictus Fides. Throughout her six-year speech and debate career, Bailey consistently placed well in Team Policy and Parliamentary debate. Her time in Stoa culminated with becoming the 2015 NITOC Parliamentary Debate Champion, but she would say that her biggest achievements are the character and skills she gained from participating. Bailey has since graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a degree in communication and is currently the operations manager for her family’s software consulting firm. Her passion for speech and debate has kept her connected throughout the years to her local club where she has volunteered as coach and tournament staff. She is dog mom to two rescue terrier puppies and can often be found drinking a Starbucks iced coffee.

Scott Roberts

Mr. Roberts is a corporate attorney, having worked for major law firms and corporations for over twenty years. He is currently the head coach of Team Policy debate at Fortify Speech & Debate Club in Flower Mound. He previously coached for Invictus Fides Speech & Debate Club for four years, and has been involved in speech and debate for over seven years. His approach to coaching is to teach students to be ethical and God-centered, technically precise, and winsome communicators of real-world ideas. Many of his teams have been tournament champions and placed highly in national competition. In his free time, he enjoys personal fitness and playing complex board games. He has a BA in Economics from SMU and a JD from Baylor Law School. He is an elder at his church and has been married for over twenty years to the amazing Kim Roberts, and has three wonderful children.

Joseph Alcazar

Joseph competed for five years in Stoa Speech and Debate and saw success in Team Policy debate. He was privileged to advance to finals at multiple tournaments and has ranked in the top ten nationally for the past two years. However, what he enjoyed the most about debate was igniting a love of the sport in younger competitors. He counts his time as Novice Chair as the most fulfilling and rewarding aspect of club participation. This fall he will be studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Dallas Baptist University and is planning to start a debate team on the DBU campus alongside several other Stoa alumni. He hopes to continue to be involved in Stoa by helping clubs in the area as well as judging at tournaments as his schedule allows. There are few other things in life that please Joseph more than a cup of coffee, a curled up puppy, and a classic book--preferably all at once.