Ladue Horton Watkins High School teacher and Speech and Debate Team coach Molly Beck has received the Professional Forensic Educator accreditation through the National Forensic League (NFL). This important designation recognizes excellence in forensic education through competitive success, longevity in the field, and commitment to continuing education. While the NFL is home to over 9,000 educators, only a select number achieve this important distinction.
Professional NFL accreditations are significant because they indicate that a school has outstanding educators in place to teach essential life skills — communication, research, listening, writing and organization. The work of a forensic professional requires a high level of passion and commitment, but generates tremendous benefits for students and communities.
The NFL is a non-partisan, not for profit educational honor society founded in 1925 by Bruno E. Jacob at Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin. Its purpose is to encourage and motivate high school students to participate in and become proficient in the forensic arts: debate, public speaking and interpretation. More than 112,000 high school and middle school students, representing more than 2,800 high schools and nearly 100 middle schools, are currently building their communication, leadership,cognitive and presentational skills as members. Since 1925, more than 1.3 million students have found their voice in the NFL.