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 voice and words as effectively as the semi-famous Jasper Speech and Debate Legacy Council kids in this picture.

I help students in Speech and Debate learn, develop, and practice skills in critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, and persuasion through research, organization, analysis, selection, sequencing, writing, editing, blocking, timing, citations, presentation, recording, and feedback.  I serve on the National Speech and Debate Association North Texas Longhorns District committee and as faculty advisor for International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) and Junior World Affairs Council (JWAC).

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 both Texas and Florida. All these roles were incredible adventures, but what we do in Jasper Speech and Debate is my most challenging, most diverse, most worthwhile and most fulfilling learning ever.

My wife is a professional photographer and we have three adult sons, two little dogs, and a big chonky calico cat that runs the whole joint.

  •    Schedule:
       Room 2301
         9:00-9:48     P1 Debate/Oral Interp 1
         9:52-10:41   P2 Debate 2
       10:45-11:33   P3 Planning/Conference
       11:33-12:03   A Lunch (Fine Arts)
       12:03-1:03     P4 Debate 1
         1:07-1:39     P5 Connect
         1:43-2:31     P6 Debate 1
         2:35-3:23     P7 Debate 1
         3:27-4:15     P8 Debate/Oral Interp 2
         4:30-6:00     Debate Practices Tue, Thu
         4:30-5:30     Jr World Affairs Council Wed

  • Tutorials:
    Wed 8:20 AM
    Wed 4:20 PM
    by appointment during Connect period 5
    by appointment via Zoom other hours