About the Award
This award is given to administrators who have demonstrated support and dedication to journalism education. JEA members are encouraged to nominate worthy administrators. Support of student press rights is of particular value.
The winning administrator is encouraged to present or co-present a session at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention and give a five-minute speech at the Saturday awards luncheon. Convention travel and lodging will be paid by JEA. In addition, the school’s journalism program will receive a $1,000 award. The administrator also may propose an ambassador project to highlight the significance of scholastic journalism to fellow administrators, with JEA providing a grant of up to $2,500 to cover project expenses.
Nominations of unsuccessful candidates are retained for a maximum of two additional years and the original nominator is invited to send updated information by the deadline.
Nominate for the Administrator of the Year Award
Please fill out this form to nominate an individual for the Administrator of the Year award. Nominations are due July 15.
Samuel “Butch” Keller Jr., principal, The Harker School, San Jose, Calif.
Mike Havener, principal, Kirkwood (Mo.) High School
Teresa L. Johnson, principal, Chantilly (Va.) High School
Evan Bryant Branigan III, principal, North Central High School, Indianapolis, Ind.
Susan Enfield, superintendent of schools, Highline Public Schools, Burien, Wash.
Jeffry M. Henderson, principal, Bloomington High School North, Bloomington, Ind.
Charles McCormick, Kaneland High School, Maple Park, Ill.
Dr. Richard Allen Leonard II, principal, South Pointe HS, Rock Hill, S.C.
Timothy Wernentin, principal, Davenport Central (Iowa) High School
JoAnn C. Coffee, principal, LaCueva High School, Albuquerque, N.M.
Fred Anderson, Great Falls High School, Montana
C E Quandt, North Central High School, Indianapolis, Ind.
Glen Stevenson, Dexter (Mich.) High School
Cheryl Finke, Chamblee (Ga.) High School
Chuck Dill, Johnsburg (Ill.) High School
Richard Bounds, Choctawhatchee High School, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Henry Caudle, Davenport (Iowa) Central High School
Franklin McCallie, Kirkwood (Mo.) High School
Don Humbertson, Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools
William L. Bowden, Kirkwood (Mo.) Junior High School
John Hosmaneck, Kenosha, Wis.
Wilbert Mick, Richwood, W.Va.
J. Walter Potter, Aberdeen, Md.
Maury Ross, Villa Park, Calif.