Illinois JEA

IJEA Administrator of the Year

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Honoring Administrators Who Stand Up for Student Media


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Annual Deadline: March 1


Each year, the Illinois Journalism Education Association honors an administrator who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to scholastic journalism and a free press. IJEA seeks to honor those who have:

• Actively supported advisers and journalism teachers.
• Actively supported opportunities for interaction with student staffs, advisers and teachers.
• Cultivated and maintained positive working relations with student staffs, advisers and teachers.
• Fostered an awareness of educational and career opportunities in journalism and media.
• Recognized outstanding performance in and outstanding support for scholastic media.

The award is presented at the annual All-State Journalism banquet in June, held in Springfield in conjunction with the Illinois Press Foundation. IJEA members are encouraged to submit nominations.

Eleven administrators have received this honor, including two in 2014.


IJEA Administrator of the Year Award Winners



2014 (two winners)

Mark Eckmann
Belvidere North High School (Belvidere, Boone County)

Michele Sinclar
Mattoon High School (Mattoon, Coles County)

2013

Dave Johnson
Huntley High School (Huntley, McHenry County)

2011

Tina Cantrell
John Hersey High School (Arlington Heights, Cook County)

2010

Charles McCormick
Kaneland Community High School (Maple Park, Kane County)

2009

Richard Kirchner
Belvidere North High School (Belvidere, Boone County)

2008

Fred Schouten
Reavis High School (Burbank, Cook County)

2007

Thomas Campbell
Taylorville High School (Taylorville, Christian County)

2006

Kassie Patton
University of Illinois Laboratory High School (Urbana, Champaign County)

2005

Jim Butler
Harrisburg High School (Harrisburg, Saline County)

1995

Charles Dill
Johnsburg High School (Johnsburg, McHenry County)

Official site of the Illinois Journalism Education Association, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
IJEA Administrator of the Year