Register to Judge

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a debate judge in the Coolidge Debate League at the Luddy Schools. Judges are critical to the success of our debate tournaments. We welcome citizen judges of all types, including teachers, coaches, parents, and other members of the community. Experience with debating or judging is not necessary, as we will hold a brief judge training session on the morning of the tournament.

To register to judge, please fill out the registration form at the bottom of the page.

If you have judged with us before, or if you have already completed a background check because you teach at one of the Luddy schools, then you there are no further steps. You are all set.

If this is your first time judging at one of our tournaments, then in addition to registering below you will need to complete a background check. To initiate the background check process, please email Michelle Skerlos ( if the tournament is at the Thales Academy Rolesville campus; email Melissa Blazek ( if the tournament is at the Thales Academy Apex campus; or email Deanna Bennett ( if the tournament is at Franklin Academy. Please let the appropriate contact person know that you would like to volunteer as a judge, and he or she will send you the background check information. If the tournament is at STMA, you can proceed straight to the registration form below.