Administrator of the Year

Deadline: July 15

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 Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention and give a five-minute speech at the adviser awards luncheon. Convention travel and lodging will be paid by JEA. In addition, the school’s journalism program will receive a $1,000 award.

Candidates who did not get selected for the award may be renominated for a maximum of two additional years. 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

2020
Gary Brady, principal, Hillsborough High School, Tampa, Florida

2019
Amy Besler, principal, Bear River High School, Grass Valley, California

2018
Rachel Simpson, head of school, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco

2017
Administrative team of Michael Ginalski, Michelle Caulfield and Robin Sheehan, Corning-Painted Post Area School District, Painted Post, New York

2016
Samuel "Butch" Keller Jr., principal, The Harker School, San Jose, California

2015
Mike Havener, principal, Kirkwood (Missouri) High School

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

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

2012
Susan Enfield, superintendent of schools, Highline Public Schools, Burien, Washington

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

2010
Charles McCormick, Kaneland High School, Maple Park, Illinois

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

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

2007
JoAnn C. Coffee, principal, LaCueva High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2006
Fred Anderson, Great Falls (Montana) High School

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

2004
Glen Stevenson, Dexter (Michigan) High School

2003
Cheryl Finke, Chamblee (Georgia) High School

2002
Chuck Dill, Johnsburg (Illinios) High School

2001
Richard Bounds, Choctawhatchee High School, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

2000
Henry Caudle, Davenport (Iowa) Central High School

1999
Franklin McCallie, Kirkwood (Missouri) High School

1998
Don Humbertson, Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools

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

1970
John Hosmaneck, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Wilbert Mick, Richwood, West Virginia
J. Walter Potter, Aberdeen, Maryland
Maury Ross, Villa Park, California

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