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Faculty & Staff Profile

Michael Shackelford

Faculty Information

Middle School, Upper School, US/MS
Political Science Teacher, Debate Coach

Contact Information

School Email
School Phone
801-355-7494 x3305
Lincoln Campus (6-12)


Bachelor of Science from Weber State University in Political Science, Masters of Arts in Rhetoric from Pepperdine University

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Mike coaches the middle and upper school debate teams and teaches political science in the history department. Mike came to Rowland Hall in August 2007 after teaching at Weber State University. He received a bachelor of science in political science from Weber State University and a master of arts in rhetoric from Pepperdine University. He has traveled all over the United States attending collegiate and high school debate tournaments and serves in a variety of community leadership positions (Utah High School Activities Association representative, chair of the GSL District, and executive board member of the National Debate Coaches Association). Mike and his wife, Carol, have two sons, Lucas and Ethan. His other interests include politics, golf, and table tennis. Mike is the 2015 Sumner Family Faculty Award recipient. Some of his other accolades include 2017-2018 National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) State Educator of the Year for Utah; 2016 National District Chair of the Year for his leadership in the NSDA; and Utah Debate Coaches Association 2014 Policy Debate Coach of the Year.

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