Your Residence Staff
The Harvard Debate Council believes it is important to immerse students in a safe, supportive, and structured atmosphere that balances the rigor of learning with fun and free time in one of the oldest academic atmospheres in America!
Sherry is a lifelong debate coach, serving as Coach of Debate at Harvard University since 1987. She maintains an active presence in the high school forensics community where she has taught at many summer debate camps, directed the Harvard National Invitational Forensics Tournament, and served as editor-in-chief of Planet Debate. Sherry is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Debate Tournament and spearheads the latter’s Healthy Debater Initiative.
Patti joined Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops in 2013. She is from the Dallas, TX area where she has lived with her family since 1992. Patti is uniquely qualified both professionally as a teacher and school Administrator, and personally as a mother of two teenagers, to ensure the safety and well being of our students at HDCSW. She has been an educator since 2002 and holds a National Directors Credential. Patti is CPR/First Aid/AED certified.
Assistant Residence Director
Hong Mei Pang joined Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops in 2012 as an instructor and started her role as the Assistant Residence Director/ China Residence Director in 2013. When she immigrated from Singapore to the United States in high school, her involvement in competitive debate has helped her become more attuned and immersed in her educational process. She continued with competitive debate through college and graduated from The New School in 2011. With her experience teaching in summer workshops around the country and her passion for working with international students, she currently develops curriculum for Harvard Debate Council geared towards enhancing cultural competency in classrooms.
Assistant Residence Director
Kim was born and raised in Marshall, Texas, and has been residing in the Dallas area since 2002 where she lives with her husband and two teenage stepsons. She entered the profession of education because she felt that children needed an advocate and she knew that she could be that. “Each One, Teach One,” is an African proverb that guides her attitude towards education, as well as a quote from Maria Montessori which says, “Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.” She holds Bachelor’s degree in General Studies with an emphasis in Reading and Family Science, has been teaching since 2005, and has most recently completed her Master’s degree in Teaching. Her positive personality traits include patience, understanding, caring, and open-mindedness. Kim is also CPR/First Aid and AED certified.