About the Coaches


Penny Harris (far left) & Kristie Cramer (far right) with members of the Speech & Debate Summer Camp

Mrs. Cramer has been coaching debate for 20 years.  Her vast experience includes coaching high school teams at Central catholic & Perry.  Her teams have won 4 State championships and over two dozen of her students have made appearances at nationals, including several top ten finishes.  Mrs. Cramer was the program coordinator and director of the Public Speaking and Debate Camp at George Mason University. While at GMU the team earned the ranking of the top collegiate debate team in the country. During her career, mrs. Cramer has taught debate seminars at Dartmouth college, Georgetown University & Case Western Reserve University. She is currently the director of enrollment & marketing for Holy Cross academy Catholic Schools. To contact Mrs. Cramer by email at kcramer@starkholycrossacademy.com or by phone (at Holy Cross Catholic Schools) at 330-526-8366.



Mrs. Harris has been an English teacher and Speech coach for 21 years at Central Catholic.  She is a two Diamond coach in the National Speech & Debate Assocation (NSDA).  Mrs. Harris has qualified 20 students to the National Tournament with 6 top 20 finishes. She has qualified more than 100 students to the State Tournament with several top 5 finishes.  Mrs. Harris is a member of the Ohio High School Executive Committee and has been a member of the Eastern Ohio NSDA committee. Contact Mrs. Harris by email at pharris@cchsweb.com.