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President

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Valerie Kibler, MJE
President, 2023-2025
Work Harrisonburg High School 1001 Garbers Church Road Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Website: Contact
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Vice President

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Justin Daigle, MJE
Vice President, 2023-2025
Work Brighton High School 270 S. 8th Ave. Brighton, CO 80601 Website: Contact
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Director, Scholastic Press Rights

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Kristin Taylor, MJE
Work The Archer School for Girls 11725 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049 Website: Contact
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Director, Educational Initiatives

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Shari Adwers, MJE
Educational Initiatives Director, 2020-2025
School Loudoun Valley High School 340 Maple Ave Purcelllville VA 20132 Website: Contact
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Director-at-large

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Brenda Field, MJE
Director-at-large, 2020-2025
Work Glenbrook South High School 4000 W. Lake Ave. Glenview, IL 60026 Website: Contact
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Director-at-large

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Debra Klevens, CJE
Director-at-large, 2023-2025
Home Parkway West High School 14653 Clayton Rd Ballwin MO 63011 Website: Contact
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Director-at-large

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Sergio Yanes, MJE
Director-at-large, 2022-2024
School Arvada High School 7951 W 65th Ave Arvada CO 80004 Home Phone: 785-512-1984 Website: Contact
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Career and Technical Education

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Laura Negri, MJE
Work Alief Kerr High School 8150 Howell Sugar Land Rd. Houston TX 77083 Website: Contact
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Certification

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Amy Sorrell, MJE
Work Antwerp Local School 303 S. Harrmann Road Antwerp, OH 45813 Website: Contact
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Contests (National Student Media Contests)

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Nancy Y. Smith, MJE
Home 401 Maureen Dr Eureka MO 63024 Website: Contact
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Digital Media

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Aaron Manfull, MJE
Work Francis Howell North High School 2549 Hackmann Road Saint Charles, MO 63303 Website: Contact
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Journalist of the Year

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Joe Humphrey, MJE
Work Sickles High School 7950 Gunn Highway Tampa FL 33626 Website: Contact
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Mentoring Program

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Alicia Merrifield, CJE
School The Village School 13051 Whittington Drive Houston TX 77077 Home Phone: 281-216-8854 Website: Contact Alicia
Categories: Committee Chairs, Mentoring
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Scholastic Journalism Week

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PJ Cabrera, CJE
Work Judson High School 9142 FM 78 Converse, TX 78109 Website: Contact
Categories: Committee Chairs, Coordinator, Mentoring
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Editor, Communication: Journalism Education Today

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Bradley Wilson, MJE
Communication: Journalism Education Today Editor
Home 4919 Trinidad Dr. Wichita Falls, TX 76310 Work Midwestern State University 3410 Taft Blvd. Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099 Website: Contact
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Global Engagement Director

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Kelly Furnas, MJE
Global Engagement Director and Nominations Chair
Work Elon University 2855 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244 Website: Contact
Categories: Committee Chairs
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Erin Coggins, MJE
Alabama
Work Sparkman High School 2616 Jeff Road Harvest AL 35749 Work Phone: 256-837-0331 Home Phone: 256-895-6490 Website: Contact
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Alaska
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Justin Turner
Arkansas
Home 1013 Shobe Road Bryant, AR 72022 Website: Contact
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Mitch Ziegler, CJE
California
Home 22720 Ladeene Ave Torrance CA 90505 Website: Contact
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Jessica Hunziker, MJE
Colorado
Home Castle View High School 5254 N. Meadows Drive Castle Rock Colorado 80109 Home Phone: 720-327-8500
Categories: State Directors
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David Fortier
Connecticut
Work Rocky Hill High School 50 Chapin Ave. Rocky Hill, CT 06067 Website: Contact
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Dennis Leizear, CJE
Delaware
Work Padua Academy 905 N. Broom St. Wilmington, DE 19806 Website: Contact
Categories: State Directors
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Mary Stapp
District of Columbia
Home 5422 Cathedral Av., NW Washington DC 20016 Cell Phone: 202-360-5515 Website: Contact
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Ben Langevin, CJE
Florida
School Oviedo High School 601 King St Oviedo FL 32765 Home Phone: 407-579-3908 Website: Contact
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David Ragsdale, CJE
Georgia
School Clarke Central High School 350 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605 Website: Contact
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Cynthia “Cindy” Reves, CJE
Hawaii
Home President William McKinley High School 1039 S. King St. Honolulu, HI 96814 Website: Contact
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Michael Dunn
Idaho
School Lakeland High School 7006 W Highway 53 PO Box 69 Rathdrum Idaho 83858 Cell Phone: 509-954-2707 Website: Contact
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Katie Fernandez, CJE
Illinois
Home 5738 W Berenice Ave Chicago, IL 60634 Website: Contact
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Ryan Gunterman, MJE
Indiana
Home 185 S. Stonechase Crossing Road Bloomington IN 47403 Website: Contact
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Leslie Shipp, MJE
Iowa
Work Retired 609 E. 1st St. Grimes IA 50111 Website: Contact
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Susan Massy
Kansas
Work Shawnee Mission Northwest H.S. 12701 W. 67th St. Shawnee, KS 66216 Website: Contact
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Larry Steinmetz, CJE
Kentucky
Home Bullitt East High School 11450 Highway 44 E Mount Washington, KY 40047 Website: Contact
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Albert Dupont
Louisiana
Work Loyola University School of Mass Communication 6363 St. Charles Ave. Box 201 New Orleans, LA 70118 Website: Contact
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Marcie Young
Maine
Work Presque Isle High School 16 Griffin St. Presque Isle, ME 04769 Website: Contact
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Krista McKim, CJE
Maryland
School Rockville High School 2100 Baltimore Rd Rockville MD 20851 Website: Contact
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Bretton Zinger, MJE
Massachusetts
Home 238 Austin St. West Newton, MA 02465 Website: Contact
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Kaitlin Edgerton, CJE
Michigan
Home Grosse Pointe South High School 11 Grosse Pointe Blvd. Grosse Pointe Farms Michigan 48236 Home Phone: 586-690-5201 Website: Contact
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Rachel Steil, MJE
Minnesota
School Stillwater Area High School 5701 Stillwater Blvd. Stillwater MN 55082 Website: Contact
Categories: State Directors
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R.J. Morgan, MJE
Mississippi
Work The University of Mississippi 102 Farley Hall PO Box 1848 University, MS 38677 Website: Contact
Categories: Certification Committee, State Directors
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Christina Manolis, MJE
Missouri
Home Oakville High School 5557 Milburn Rd. St. Louis MO 63129 Website: Contact
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Linda Ballew, MJE
Montana
Home 2212 4th St. S. Great Falls, MT 59405 Website: Contact
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Marsha Kalkowski, MJE
Nebraska
Work Marian High School 7400 Military Ave. Omaha, NE 68134-3398 Website: Contact
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Eric Johnston, CJE
Nevada
School Green Valley High School 460 N Arroyo Grande Blvd Henderson NV 89014 Home Phone: 702-686-1792 Website: Contact
Categories: State Directors
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Timothy Cain, CJE
New Hampshire
Work Pinkerton Academy 5 Pinkerton Street Derry NH 03038 Cell Phone: 603-548-7537 Website: Contact
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Greg Gagliardi, CJE
New Jersey
Work Cherry Hill High School East 1750 Kresson Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 Website: Contact
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New Mexico
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Katina Paron MJE
New York
Home 582 20th St Brooklyn NY 11218 Website: Contact
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Steve Hanf
North Carolina
School First Flight High School 100 Veterans Drive Kill Devil Hils North Carolina 27948 Work Phone: 252-449-7000 ext. 2437 Website: Contact
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North Dakota
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Julieanne McClain, MJE
Ohio
School Rutherford B Hayes High School 289 Euclid Ave Delaware OH 43015 Cell Phone: 419-733-2718 Website: Contact
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Oklahoma
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Brian Eriksen, CJE
Oregon
Work South Salem High School 1910 Church St SE Salem, OR 97302 Website: Contact
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Cyndi Crothers-Hyatt, CJE
Pennsylvania
Home 1188 Old Lancaster Road Berwyn PA 19312 Website: Contact
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Rhode Island
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Phillip Caston, CJE
South Carolina
Work Wando High School 1000 Warrior Way Mount Pleasant, SC 29466 Work Phone: 843-849-2830 ext. 1129 Website: Contact
Categories: Scholastic Journalism Week Committee, State Directors
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Marina Hendricks, CJE
South Dakota
Home South Dakota State University School of Communication and Journalism Box 2235 Yeager Hall 224 Brookings, SD 57007 Website: Contact
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Heather Nagel, CJE
Tennessee
Work Christ Presbyterian Academy 2323 Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN 37215 Website: Contact
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Lisa Roskens
Texas
School Prosper High School 301 Eagle Drive Propser Texas 75078 Work Phone: (806) 223-9283 Website: Contact
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Utah
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Stacey Allen
Vermont
School Long Trail School 1045 Kirby Hollow Rd Dorset Vermont 05251 Website: Contact
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Erinn Harris, MJE
Virginia
Work Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology 6560 Braddock Road Alexandria, VA 22312 Website: Contact
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Anne Hayman, MJE
Washington
Home Arlington High School 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Arlington, WA 98223 Website: Contact
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Morgan Bricker
West Virginia
School Weir High School 100 Red Rider Rd Weirton WV 26047 Work Phone: 304-748-7600 ext. 2321 Website: Contact
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Matthew Smith, CJE
Wisconsin
Work Fond du Lac High School 801 Campus Dr. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Website: Contact
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Wyoming
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International
JOY portfolios from students of JEA members working at international high schools should be emailed to:
Kelly Furnas, MJE
kfurnas@elon.edu
Cell Phone: 540-200-8665

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National Scholastic Press Association

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Laura Widmer
NSPA Liaison
Work National Scholastic Press Association 2829 University Ave. SE, Suite 720 Minneapolis, MN 55414 Website: Contact
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Scholastic Press Association

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Valerie Kibler, MJE
President, 2023-2025
Work Harrisonburg High School 1001 Garbers Church Road Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Website: Contact
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Student Press Law Center

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Hadar Harris, Esq
Executive Director
Work Student Press Law Center 1608 Rhode Island Ave., Suite 211 Washington, DC 20036 Website: Contact
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Veronica Purvis, MSM, CAE
Executive Director Journalism Education Association
Work Journalism Education Association 828 Mid-Campus Dr S 014 Kedzie Hall Manhattan KS 66506 Cell Phone: 785-227-0770 Website: Contact
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Lindsay Porter, CJE
Assistant Director
Work Phone: 785-532-5563 Cell Phone: 316-204-2004 Website: Contact
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Pam Boller
Office Manager
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Cindy Horchem, CJE
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