Meet Our Instructors
Bay Area, CA
In his spare time, Charles likes to play basketball, follow Los Angeles sports teams, and play with his nieces and nephews.
Trenton began his teaching career working at a learning center in high school. While completing his English Literature degree at UCLA, he taught at the university’s Undergraduate Writing Center and coached high school students in speech and debate. He also competed on UCLA’s collegiate debate and mock trial teams and taught at the prestigious UCLA Mock Trial Institute. After graduating, he taught history, science, and language arts full-time to 3rd through 6th grade students at Live Oak Academy, a private school in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Trenton continued teaching speech and debate and wrote a curriculum for public speaking courses offered to middle school and high school students throughout California. He coordinated and ran speech and debate tournaments and summer camps in addition to training other public speaking teachers. He co-founded MC Speech to continue this public speaking instruction in Southern California. In 2023, he joined Rose Institute as Director of Recruiting and Personnel to develop future educators, as well as cultivating his passion for teaching in his role as Master Instructor.
Christina Monaco is a graduate from Vanderbilt University with an individually designed degree in Creative Arts Production. Through years of experience as a theatrical performer, improv comedian, and production manager for film and theater, Christina has gained an acute understanding of the confidence, organization, intuition, and presence required to be an engaging public speaker and strong businessperson. She is a charismatic and creative instructor who has taught with Rose Debate for three years, helping students gain confidence and try new things in an encouraging space. In her free time, Christina enjoys painting, filmmaking, weightlifting, and photography.
In his spare time, Isaac enjoys reading philosophy, finding new coffee shops, and doing anything outdoors.
We’ve had 1000s of Happy Students
"Anthony enjoys the class and likes the teachers. He was happy every time after the class.
He reads to me every week day and has tried to remember speeches assigned to him. ... Thanks a lot!"
– Lingling Sun
"Rose Debate's class was really fun and engaging. I learned a lot as a public speaker, and the tournament was REALLY well organized and enjoyable."
– Isabelle Shi
"Rose Institute helps our students fine tune their public speaking skills and
students are eager to attend and return each year."
– Fabienne Esparza, Principal, St. Catherine School