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Coach Bios

Students at ETHS have access to one of the most experienced and successful coaching staffs in the nation. While our coaches generally specialize in particular events, one of our chief strengths as a staff is that we all bring unique perspectives to every event. 

Jeff Hannan is the Director of Speech and Debate. He was a nationally successful high school and collegiate competitor in both speech and debate events. In addition to coaching speech and debate, he is an AVID teacher and an academic support specialist. He has been coaching at ETHS since 2008.

Chad Infante is working on his PhD at Northwestern University; he is up to his neck in critical literature, some of it from his days as a college policy debater, some of it from his work with the Policy Debate team. It's unclear whose baby he is holding.

Aaron Clarke wanted his bio to be fun, and so here it is:

Hey all, my name's Aaron Clarke. I graduated from ETHS in 2014 and am currently a third year at Northwestern, double majoring in African-American studies and secondary education. I enjoy listening to hip-hop music, writing poems, and sailing. Aaron coaches Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Raja Archie, everyone: Tacos, feminism, and awesome legislation. It's lit. 


Kelsey Cramer is a registered nurse, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a current candidate for a Doctorate of Nurse Practice. She was the Wisconsin State Champion in Special Occasion Speaking, and now travels with the team as a judge and all-around cool chaperone.

Clark Foster is an ETHS alum (c/o 2014). He likes the White Sox, Drake, and Pau Gasol. He speaks a little bit of German. He will, in fact, milly rock on any block. He coaches Public Forum debate. 

Clare Delgado has been teaching Spanish at ETHS since 1992. She is an ETHS alumna and a lifelong Evanston resident. She has been an assistant coach at ETHS since 2013; she enjoys running, reading, music, and spending time with the delightful, fun, intellectually curious, an entertaining ETHS Speech and Debate team.

Chuck Carra moves so quickly that it is impossible to take a color photo of him. He is the coach of Evanston's Slam Poetry team, a poet himself, and has professional three-point range. He brings his experience and powerful voice to the Interp squad. 

Anand Raman is a Northwestern student who competed in both debate and speech events in high school. He is eager to work with students in the Limited Prep events, as well as assisting with our Public Forum work.

Margarita Vizcarra is originally from Houston, Texas and moved to the Chicagoland area in 2013 to pursue a graduate degree from Loyola University Chicago. She is passionate about creating programming with youth and challenging systemic barriers in education.