Meet the Directors

smjeddSarah Meinen Jedd
SFI Director

Sarah Jedd graduated from Bradley in 2000 and has a PhD in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is the associate course director for the university's large public speaking course.

 At Bradley, Sarah won 2 national titles in oratory, and she placed in 13 national final rounds of competition in both interpretation and public address events (dramatic interpretation, prose reading, duo interpretation, persuasion, after dinner speaking, and informative speaking).  Additionally, Sarah had over 2 dozen semi-final and quarter-final rounds at nationals in interp, public address, and limited preparation events, and she placed in the top four overall speakers in the nation 3 times, taking second place in 1999.  Sarah is a member of the National Forensics Association Hall of Fame, and she has coached camps at SFI, Florida Forensics Institutes, the University of San Francisco, and Logan High School. Sarah is a mom of 4 and met her husband, Ben, at SFI in 1994.  This will be Sarah's 9th summer at camp.