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Administrator of the Year

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.

Past Recipients

2015
Mike Havener, principal, Kirkwood (Mo.) High School

2014
Teresa L. Johnson, principal, Chantilly (Va.) High School

2013
Evan Bryant Branigan III, principal, North Central High School, Indianapolis, Ind.

2012
Susan Enfield, superintendent of schools, Highline Public Schools, Burien, Wash.

2011
Jeffry M. Henderson, principal, Bloomington High School North, Bloomington, Ind.

2010
Charles McCormick, Kaneland High School, Maple Park, Ill.

2009
Dr. Richard Allen Leonard II, principal, South Pointe HS, Rock Hill, S.C.

2008
Timothy Wernentin, principal, Davenport Central (Iowa) High School

2007
JoAnn C. Coffee, principal, LaCueva High School, Albuquerque, N.M.

2006
Fred Anderson, Great Falls High School, Montana

2005
C E Quandt, North Central High School, Indianapolis, Ind.

2004
Glen Stevenson, Dexter (Mich.) High School

2003
Cheryl Finke, Chamblee (Ga.) High School

2002
Chuck Dill, Johnsburg (Ill.) High School

2001
Richard Bounds, Choctawhatchee High School, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

2000
Henry Caudle, Davenport (Iowa) Central High School

1999
Franklin McCallie, Kirkwood (Mo.) High School

1998
Don Humbertson, Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools

1971
William L. Bowden, Kirkwood (Mo.) Junior High School

1970
John Hosmaneck, Kenosha, Wis.
Wilbert Mick, Richwood, W.Va.
J. Walter Potter, Aberdeen, Md.
Maury Ross, Villa Park, Calif.

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