K.M. DiColandrea

Achievement First Brooklyn High School

A native New Yorker, K.M. DiColandrea (DiCo) has been teaching Speech & Debate in New York City since graduating from Yale in 2007.  DiCo was awarded the Teach for America Alumni Award for Excellence in 2015, named a Master Teacher by Achievement First in 2016, and was nominated for the New York Daily News Hometown Hero award in 2018 for their work with the Achievement First Brooklyn HS Speech & Debate Team, which they founded in 2011 and which competes at 30+ tournaments a year on the local and national circuit.