CPub adviser wins national award


Courtesy of WJEA

Media teacher and Cleveland Publications adviser Teresa Scribner was named a 2016 Rising Star by the Journalism Education Association.

From staff reports

Media teacher Teresa Scribner was one of 13 teachers from around the country to receive the 2016 Rising Star Award.

The Rising Star Award honors scholastic student media advisers who have completed five or fewer years in the profession. Established in 2006, it honors new advisers who have shown a commitment to involvement and improvement for themselves and their students.

“The Rising Star Award is so valuable to JEA because it reminds us all that our profession is in great hands,” President Mark Newton said. “The winners each year are proof positive that when energy and enthusiasm meet vision and skill we all get better.”

Scribner teaches multimedia and is also the adviser for Cleveland Publications. Under her leadership, the journalism program has won numerous awards and has gained a strong following after she incorporated video and social media into her classes. She earned her Certified Journalism Educator credentials in 2015.

Kathy Schrier, the executive director for the Washington Journalism Education Association, nominated Scribner for the award. Schrier served as a mentor to Scribner before she earned her teaching credentials.

Scribner has been working with Cleveland’s journalism program since 2009. She took a part-time teaching position with the school in 2012, and started working full time the following school year. Scribner was also a visual journalist for The Seattle Times, but recently left the company after working 12 years as a news page designer. She had been working both jobs for the past four years.

Before joining the Cleveland staff, Scribner worked with numerous high school journalism programs in the area as a Scholastic Media Consultant. She has worked with Puyallup High School, as well as Ballard, Nathan Hale and Garfield. During the summer, Scribner teaches workshops at journalism camps that specialize in student media.

The 2016 Rising Star Award recipients will be honored at a luncheon at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Convention in Los Angeles on April 16.