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Steven Harrell
Director of Speech and Drama
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After graduating from Sterling College with a degree in Speech and Theatre Education, Mr. Harrell began teaching in Tonganoxie during the fall of 1989. He is currently teaching freshmen speech and drama classes. Additionally, he instructs and coaches the THS debate, forensics, and scholars' bowl squads.

Mr. Harrell has directed over 70 theatrical productions at THS. He has coached the THS forensics and debate squads to 17 state team championships, while individual students on the THS teams have won state and national awards. Mr. Harrell's teams have been recognized for outstanding achievement by both the Kansas Senate and House of Representatives. He was the Kansas Debate Coaches Invitational-2001 Kansas Debate Coach of the Year. Steve is currently serving as the Kansas Speech Communication Association representative to the KSHSAA Board of Directors.

Mr. Harrell was the 1998 district nominee for Kansas Teacher of the Year and the 2001 Tonganoxie Master Teacher of the Year.


Steve lives in Tonganoxie with his wife, Kathy. Their two daughters, Mallory and Lauren attend Kansas State University and Missouri State University respectively.The family has a pug named Cookie.



Phone: (913) 416-1460 Email: Steven Harrell Tonganoxie High School
404 E. Hwy 24-40 
Tonganoxie KS 66086