Boston Debate League

The BDL Travel Team Takes on Big Lex

The BDL Travel Team Takes on “Big Lex” January, 23, 2023 | By Roger Nix The 2023 Lexington Winter Invitational (“Big Lex”) Highlights The BDL Travel Team celebrated MLK weekend by competing in the Lexington Winter Invitational (aka “Big Lex”), held at Lexington High School. This tournament marked BDL’s first in-person travel tournament since early […]

Boston Runs on Dunkin, BDL Runs on Volunteers

Volunteer Season Wrap-Up January 6, 2023 | By Kelly Cody Volunteer Highlights of the First Half of the Debate Season! As the first half of our 2022-2023 debate season comes to a close, BDL staff would argue that volunteers and community partners are more important than coffee (don’t contest us – we’re the debate experts). […]

Volunteer Season Wrap-Up

Volunteer Season Wrap-Up June 8, 2022 | By Kelly Cody Volunteer Highlights of the 2021-2022 Debate Season! Tournament season has been a whirlwind. As we finally transition into the summer months, it’s hard to believe that the 2021-2022 debate season has come to a close and we have to wait a few months until we […]

February Tournament Round-Up: Celebrating Black & Latinx Voices

February Tournament Round-Up: Celebrating Black & Latinx Voices February 8, 2022 | By Kelly Cody BDL Volunteers Uplift Youth Voices During Black History Month As the Boston Debate League heads into the last month of the 2021-2022 debate season, we’re reflecting on the fun that BDL volunteers had at the February BDL tournaments. February is […]

Kelly Cody, Senior Volunteer Manager, joined BDL in 2021
Joshua Nixon, ASD and Resolved Program Manager, joined BDL in
Douglas Matute
Douglas Matute, Program Manager for Debate en Español, joined BDL in 2022
Ranner Faugas, Assistant Director of After-School Debate, joined BDL in
Roger Nix, Assistant Director of After School Debate, joined BDL in
Carlos Monteiro, Instructional Coach for DI Classrooms, joined BDL in
Sarah Mayper, Senior Instructional Coach for DI Classrooms, joined BDL in
Marisa Suescun, Director of Programs, joined BDL in 2013
Kimberly Bartlett-Ra, Director of Operations, joined BDL in
Kim Willingham, Executive Director of the Boston Debate League , joined BDL in
Jackney Prioly Joseph, Director of External Affairs, joined BDL in September 2020. Jackney leads our efforts to engage and partner with community and corporate organizations to create a community of support for our students. She previously served as Director of College and Career Readiness at the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education. She has diverse leadership experience in education, nonprofits, and city government where she served under Mayor Thomas M. Menino and former City Councilor, now Congresswoman, Ayanna Pressley. A Bryn Mawr and Posse Foundation alum identified for her extraordinary leadership, Jackney works to secure partnerships that will tap and sharpen the leadership skills of our program participants.