Phone: 469 752 7442


Degrees and Certifications:

I earned my degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas, and hold certifications in Speech, Journalism, Business Education, Gifted & Talented, Special Education, English as a Second Language, and Generalist. I am a member of the National Speech and Debate Association, North Texas Longhorns District, Texas Speech Communication Association, Texas Forensic Association, and World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.

Tom McCaffrey


<  I hope you'll want to learn to use your words just as effectively as those kids in that picture.

I help students in Speech and Debate learn, develop, and practice skills in critical thinking, research, organization, analysis, selection, sequencing, writing, editing, blocking, timing, citations, presentation, collaboration, recording, and feedback.  I serve as faculty advisor for Jasper Junior World Affairs Council and International Public Policy Forum.  I have served as co-chair of Jasper's Fine Arts Department, and on the National Speech and Debate Association North Texas Longhorns District committee, both from 2017-2019, but I'm recovering.

I have worked in radio with ABC/Disney, in television with ViacomCBS' MTV and Nickelodeon, and have served on the boards of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in Texas and Florida, but I'm recovering. 

My wife is a professional photographer and we have three grown sons, three little dogs, a cat, and a parrot. I'm in love and don't ever want to recover.

  •    Schedule:
       Room 2301 or online @Home
       9:00-9:48      P1 Debate 1
       9:53-10:46    P2 Debate 1
       10:51-11:39  P3 Debate 1
       11:44-1:36    P4 Planning/Conference
       11:39-12:09  A Lunch
       12:08-12:38  B Lunch
       12:37-1:07    C Lunch
       1:06-1:36      Study Hall
       1:41-2:29      P5 Oral Interp
       2:34-3:22      P6 Debate 2
       3:27-4:15      P7 Debate 2
       4:30-6:00      Debate Practice Tue, Thu
       4:30-5:30      Jr World Affairs Council Wed

  • Tutorials:
    by appointment on Mondays
    during part of your class time