Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include: 

Luis Cardenas - Program Coordinator

Luis Reyes Cardenas, who was The Individual Events Director @ Stanford National Forensic Institute for 15 years and Sarah “Rosie” Rosenberg, who was a 2023 inductee in to The National Speech and Debate Association’s Hall of Fame, have a combined competitive speech winning experience of over 50 years. They have coached all ages and have guided their students to hundreds of final rounds across the country. Their students have won DUO National Championships at Both CFL and NSDA Nationals. They have had over 30 National Finalists @ both CFL and NSDA in DI, HI, OO, Storytelling, Prose and Poetry. They also have coached over 30 California State Champions in one decade. They currently are the Founders and Co-Artistic Directors of Open Hydrant Theater Company located in New York City. Their students are currently starring on Film, TV and stage. You can see their work showcased in The Guardian’s documentary, From Bronx to Yale and in the film. Shakespeare High starring Mare Winningham, Val Kilmer and Richard Dreyfuss.

Sarah "Rosie" Rosenberg - Interp - DI/HI/DUO/OI

With a career spanning more than five decades, Sarah Rosenberg has helped bring the joy of public speaking and competitive acting into the lives of thousands of students across the country. From her humble beginnings as an English and Speech/Drama teacher at Maclay Junior High School in the San Fernando Valley, to producing critically acclaimed off-Broadway re-imaginings of Shakespearean classics likeA Midsummer Night’s DreamandThe Tempest, her career has transcended the mere ordinary. From coaching state and national champions, to countless finalists at the state and national levels, to her most recent recognition by the NIETOC with the Josephine Dukes Award in recognition of her contributions to teaching and the fine arts, her passion for helping youth discover their voices is unparalleled. She is willing to work with every student, no matter the challenge, to help them to discover their own talent. Her example has motivated many of her students to go on to become actors, teachers, and playwrights themselves. Her commitment to bringing out all of the finest attributes of America’s youth— leadership, equity, integrity, humility, and a dedication to service above self—is exactly how she has thrived for so long and still serves as an exemplar for us all. Sarah was inducted into the National Coach's Hall of Fame in 2023. 

C. Ryan Joyce - Platform Speaking - Oratory/Advocacy/Expos

C. Ryan Joyce is originally from New York but has lived and worked around the world - most recently in Switzerland. Ryan began his career in speech and debate in high school and was a three-time national finalist in duo interpretation and original oratory and a national finalist in college in poetry during his freshman year (the only year he did competitive speech and debate in college). He has coached a somewhat astonishing 35 NSDA national finalists, 4 national NSDA champions, and 17 NSDA middle school national champions,.  He began coaching during college and continued doing so well into his career. Ryan has coached at several summer institutes throughout his career including the Florida Forensic Institute, the University of Texas National Institute of Forensics, Interprod, Summit Debate, and the Stanford National Forensic Institute. As a coach, Ryan has worked for Iona Prep in NY, Holy Ghost Prep in PA, Logan High School in CA, and then founded the high school and middle school teams at Phoenix Country Day School in AZ. The PCDS middle school team won over 40 individual national championships and was awarded the school of excellence an unprecedented 6 years in a row. The National Speech and Debate Association awarded Ryan the national coach of the year award in 2017 for his work as a coach. Ryan "retired" from speech and debate coaching in 2019 and moved to Switzerland but has recently returned to Phoenix and is thrilled to have the opportunity to come out of retirement to run Original Oratory at The Speech and Debate Summer Think Tank at Stanford University.

Joseph Kalka - Limited Prep Instructor  - Extemp and Impromptu Speaking

Joseph Kalka is the Extemporaneous Speaking coach at national power Moorhead High School in Minnesota. Previously the head coach at Stillwater Area High School in Minnesota, Joseph coached students to NSDA out-rounds in Extemporaneous Speaking every year since he took over the program in 2019. At the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions in 2022 and 2023, Mr. Kalka's students placed second and third in Extemp. respectively. Mr. Kalka is known for his energy and ability to bring out content and performance excellence in students. He loves helping students explain incredibly complicated issues simply, a skill he believes is the heart of the event.