Illinois JEA

2015-2016 Staff

By Amanda Bright

Amanda Bright advises the award-winnng yearbook, student newspaper and student multimedia news site at Mattoon High School. She became a Certified Journalism Educator in 2009 and a Master Journalism Educator in 2015.

Amanda Bright, CJE

Amanda Bright advises the yearbook and the print and online versions of the student newspaper at Mattoon High School. She became a Certified Journalism Educator (CJE) in 2009.

Amanda Bright

Amanda Bright advises the yearbook and the print and online student newspapers at Mattoon High School. Amanda became a Certified Journalism Educator (CJE) in 2009 and a Master Journalism Educator (MJE) in 2015.

By TillieAnn Boliard

TillieAnn Boliard is a senior at Meridian High School. She is editor-in-chief of both the Meridian Moments yearbook and Meridian Daily news site.

By Stephanie Bias

Stephanie Bias is a member of the Class of 2016 at LaSalle-Peru High School. She is editor-in-chief of the 2015-16 Ell Ess Pe yearbook.

Illinois Journalism Education Association

IJEA, founded in 1988, is recognized as the state organization in Illinois that serves to assist scholastic journalism teachers and media advisers in promoting high standards in scholastic media and to elevate the status of scholastic...

By Randy Swikle

Randy Swikle, CJE, now retired from Johnsburg High School, was the 1999 Dow Jones News Fund National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. A co-founder of the Illinois Journalism Education Association in 1988, he was twice...

By Sally Renaud

Dr. Sally Renaud is the executive director of the Illinois Journalism Education Association and a professor of journalism at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. She also serves as interim chair of EIU's department of journalism.

By Dave Porreca

Dave Porreca, CJE, is web/media specialist for Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401, located in the Near West Chicago suburbs. He also serves as website manager, social media director and newsletter editor for the Illinois...

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