JEA announces 2020 election results
Sarah Nichols, MJE, of Whitney High School, Rocklin, California, has been elected as the 35th president of the national Journalism Education Association and will lead the JEA board for three more years starting May 1.
Nichols received 100 percent of the 426 votes cast for an unanimous endorsement of the voting members of the organization.
Nichols teaches journalism and advises Whitney High Student Media, a comprehensive media program. She has been JEA’s president since 2017 and vice president from 2011 to 2017. She is a member of the Scholastic Press Rights and Digital Media committees. She runs the JEA/NSPA First-time Convention Grant (2018) and previously she served on the Certification Committee (2008-2011) and as California’s state director (2009-2011).
Other positions elected include the following:
Val Kibler, CJE, Harrisonburg (Virginia) High School — 425 out of 426 for 99 percent.
Scholastic Press Rights Committee
Kristin Taylor, CJE — 424 out of 426 for 99 percent.
Shari Adwers, MJE — 424 out of 426 for 99 percent.
Directors At Large
Brenda Field, MJE — 230 out of 1101 for 20.89 percent.
Katie Merritt, MJE — 170 out of 1101 for 15.44 percent.
Sarah Verpooten, MJE — 208 out of 1101 for 18.89 percent.
Complete Voting Results
|Sarah Nichols, MJE||426||426||100%|
|Val Kibler, CJE||425||425||100%|
|Director, Scholastic Press Rights|
|Kristin Taylor, CJE||424||424||100%|
|Directer, Educational Initiatives|
|Shari Adwers, MJE||424||424||100%|
|Barbara Bateman, CJE||66||1101||5.99%|
|Brenda Field, MJE||230||1101||20.89%|
|Michael Malcom-Bjorkland, CJE||86||1101||7.81%|
|Katie Merritt, MJE||170||1101||15.44%|
|Laura Negri, CJE||152||1101||13.81%|
|Erin Sucher-O-Grady, CJE||68||1101||6.18%|
|Sarah Verpooten, MJE||208||1101||18.89%|