Teacher Bios

East High School DEFT Coaches

East is very proud of its DEFT coaches, who have led students to championships at speech and debate tournaments throughout the United States. Led by Brent Dysarthria (speech) and Noah Kaplan (debate). DEFT students consistently garner impressive results.

Brent G. Dysart is currently pursuing his masters degree at the University of Colorado Denver in the area of Cultural Linguistic Diverse Endorsement (CLDE) after receiving his bachelor’s degree from MSU December of 2015.  Brent studied Secondary Education History with a minor in Africana Studies.  Brent is a licensed Social Studies and English language arts teacher.

Born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, Brent fell in love with Colorado while visiting family members here in 1998, and Colorado has been his home ever since.  Brent recently retired from the automotive industry where he ran new car franchises for the past twenty years.

Brent has been reaching for the stars in forensics since 1988 when he placed 11th in humorous interpretation at the national tournament in Nashville Tennessee.  In Brent’s senior year in high school he placed 2nd at the national tournament held here in Golden Colorado in 1989.

Brent is proud to be an Angel and join the East high school team! Brent is excited to be the new speech coach this fall and help East Angles reach for the stars!

Noah Kaplan is in his first year as the Debate coach at East, and his second year as a teacher at East. Noah is an alumni of East Speech and Debate. He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Creative Writing and English Education. He has worked in the arts, politics, non-profit, and publishing. He could not be more excited to have ended up back with the Speech and Debate team that gave him the skills and inspiration to pursue his varied interests and dreams. Please join us in welcoming Noah now and for many years to come to the DEFT family!