Phone: 205-871-3516 ext 7598
Degrees and Certifications:
Education Specialist Teacher Leadership Masters of Education Secondary Education Bachelor of Science English and Mass Communications
Mrs. Elizabeth Wood Weas
Coach Wood-Weas teaches speech and debate at Mountain Brook High School and Mountain Brook Junior High School. In 2018, her team won the National Middle School Public Forum tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Throughout her career, her students have qualified to the University of Kentucky’s elite Tournament of Champions, and annually represent the state of Alabama as qualifiers at the national tournament. She and her team travel extensively throughout the year to compete in the country’s top tournaments, including the Harvard University and Stanford University tournaments. As a former policy debater herself, she enjoys teaching and coaching policy, Lincoln-Douglas and public forum events to students in grades 7 through 12. She has served as president of the Alabama Speech and Debate Association, chair for the Deep South District committee, and as a member of the National Speech and Debate Association's middle school curriculum committee. She has an Education Leadership degree, a Masters degree in Education, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mass Communications and English. During the school year, she also works as a content specialist for the University of Montevallo, mentoring soon-to-be teachers in the edTPA process. In the summers, she teaches intensives for debaters who are preparing early for the competitive season at Samford University and Emerson College, in Boston.Coach Wood-Weas and her husband, Chris, live in Mountain Brook, Alabama, and they have one son, Russell, who was a Mountain Brook policy debater, as well. He is now a student at the University of Alabama, double majoring in physics and math. They have one more love, someone who actually makes several apprearances throughout the year, in the classroom and at debate tournaments, Toby, a 13 year old Corgi/Jack Russell mixed breed. Toby is the unofficial mascot of the speech and debate team, and he is loved by debaters throughout the state. Toby and his mom spend their free time as volunteers for the nonprofit organization, Hand in Paw, providing animal assisted therapy in nursing homes, domestic violence shelters, and schools.