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About Academic Decathlon

The United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) is a program that provides high school students an opportunity to experience the challenges of rigorous academic competition through participation in team activities. In addition, the Academic Decathlon involves members of the business/industry as active supporters of a program promoting academic excellence. Long term relationships, developed through joint participation, benefit the students and the community.

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 Decathlon Region Coordinators

Rick Hopkins, Executive Director

Cell: 210.241.8856

Donna Hodges, Region I Director 

Work: 817.744.1162

Adam Ulloa, Region II Director

Work: 915.434.9725 Cell:915.329.6003

Sherrie Lindsteadt, Region III Director

Cell: 972.268.539

Ginger Brown, Region IV Director

Cell: 210.397.8632

Harley Simms, Region V Director

Cell: 281.684.2300

Robert Blain, Region VI Director

Cell: 281.687.9955

Dax Nessosi, Region VII Director

Cell: 281.234.4900

Lori Craig, Region VIII Director

Cell: 817.366.8588

Jarred Stewart, Region IX Director


Elizabeth Beadle, Region X Director

Cell: 972.571.5680

Sharon Shuler, Region XI Director

Cell: 210.219.6914

Leonidas Patterson, Region XII Director

Work: 214.729.3800

 Octathlon Region Coordinators

Craig Sanders, Region II Director

Cell: 832.212.4793


Dr. Derek McDowell, Region III Director

Cell: 214.458.4191

Sharon Schuler, Region IV Director

Cell: 210.219.6914

 Pentathlon Region Coordinators

Duff McClain, Region I Director

Work: 713.398.7180

Don Robinson, Region II Director

Work: 281-686-8536

Elizabeth Beadle, Region III Director

Work: 972-494-8696

Patricia Sermas, Region IV Director

Leonidas Patterson, Region V Director

Chad Haskins, Region VI Director

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