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.
Gary Brady, principal, Hillsborough High School, Tampa, Florida
Amy Besler, principal, Bear River High School, Grass Valley, California
Rachel Simpson, head of school, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco
Administrative team of Michael Ginalski, Michelle Caulfield and Robin Sheehan, Corning-Painted Post Area School District, Painted Post, New York
Samuel "Butch" Keller Jr., principal, The Harker School, San Jose, California
Mike Havener, principal, Kirkwood (Missouri) High School
Teresa L. Johnson, principal, Chantilly (Virginia) High School
Evan Bryant Branigan III, principal, North Central High School, Indianapolis
Susan Enfield, superintendent of schools, Highline Public Schools, Burien, Washington
Jeffry M. Henderson, principal, Bloomington High School North, Bloomington, Indiana
Charles McCormick, Kaneland High School, Maple Park, Illinois
Dr. Richard Allen Leonard II, principal, South Pointe HS, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Timothy Wernentin, principal, Davenport (Iowa) Central High School
JoAnn C. Coffee, principal, LaCueva High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Fred Anderson, Great Falls (Montana) High School
C E Quandt, North Central High School, Indianapolis.
Glen Stevenson, Dexter (Michigan) High School
Cheryl Finke, Chamblee (Georgia) High School
Chuck Dill, Johnsburg (Illinios) High School
Richard Bounds, Choctawhatchee High School, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Henry Caudle, Davenport (Iowa) Central High School
Franklin McCallie, Kirkwood (Missouri) High School
Don Humbertson, Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools
William L. Bowden, Kirkwood (Missouri) Junior High School
John Hosmaneck, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Wilbert Mick, Richwood, West Virginia
J. Walter Potter, Aberdeen, Maryland
Maury Ross, Villa Park, California