Candidates announced for JEA board election
The final slate of JEA board of director candidates was announced during the JEA general membership meeting at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 22, 2019. Information about each candidate will be available on JEA.org in January. A special email distribution list (Listserv) will be set up specifically for election- and campaign-related discussion, and candidates will refrain from using the JEAHELP listserv for this purpose. Look for information on how to participate in the special email Listserv in late December.
2020 JEA Board of Directors Candidates
President: Sarah Nichols, MJE
Vice President: Val Kibler, MJE
Director, Scholastic Press Rights: Kristin Taylor, CJE
Director, Educational Initiatives: Shari Adwers, MJE
Barbara Bateman, CJE
Brenda Field, MJE
Michael Malcom-Bjorkland, CJE
Katie Merritt, MJE
Laura Negri, CJE
Erin Sucher-O’Grady, CJE
Sarah Verpooten, MJE
Important Election Dates
Jan. 15, 2020 – Voter rolls gathered. Be sure your membership is current.
Jan. 20 – 25 – JEA election listserv is open. (Details on JEAHELP in late December).
Feb. 5 – Ballots emailed to teacher/adviser members.
Feb. 17 – Ballots due.
Feb. 18 – Winners announced.
March 2 – Runoff election (if necessary)
March 9 – Runoff ballots due.
March 10 – Runoff election winners announced
May 1 – New board takes office