These teachers were named Special Recognition Advisers.
Beth Ann Brady, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Mo., adviser to Panorama newspaper and Rambler yearbook
Experience: Ms. Brady has taught journalism and advised newspapers for 22 years beginning at Webster Groves High School in 1984, joining the faculty at Ladue Horton Watkins in 1993.
Education: M.A. in teaching, Webster University, Webster Groves, Mo.; Bachelor�s in journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia
Honors and Service: 2002 Missouri Journalism Teacher of the Year; served as president, vice president and secretary of Sponsors of School Publications, the St. Louis area advisers' group which hosts a yearly spring convention that serves 500-800 students; student honors include NSPA Hall of Fame, dozens of honors from NSPA, CSPA and Quill and Scroll, as well as state and local honors.
On Journalistic Ethics: Ethics are an integral part of our everyday journalism program. Students and I discuss and explore ethical questions in the professional press, especially now, in a time of war. The students take their responsibilities as ethical journalists seriously and some of the best learning has occurred around ethical questions about what to cover and how.
Stephen Chiger, University Academy Charter High School, Jersey City, N.J., adviser to The Student Voice
Experience: Mr. Chiger has been teaching English and journalism for four years at University Academy Charter High School, a five-year-old charter school affiliated with New Jersey City University. He was a reporter for The Courier News, Bridgewater, N.J., and a reporter/classified and legal advertising manager for The Westfield (N.J.) Leader.
Education: Master�s, New Media Journalism from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University; B.A. in English, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.
Honors and Service: Phi Beta Kappa, National Council of Teachers of English, Kappa Tau Alpha (journalism honor society); Second vice president, Garden State Scholastic Press Association; production director, Hugh N. Boyd Minorities Journalism Workshop at Monmouth University
On Journalistic Ethics: If I could teach a course solely on ethics, I would. It is, to me, the most compelling and engaging component of what the press does. All three of my journalism classes discuss ethics as a major component and it is perhaps the most important thing my students ever learn.
Martha Herring, Carolina Forest High School, Myrtle Beach, S.C., adviser to The Prowler
Experience: Ms. Herring has taught English since 1976 and added journalism teaching in 1984. She taught middle school for 21 years before going to Carolina Forest in 1997.
Education: M.S., Reading, Furman University, Greenville, S.C.; B.A., English and Secondary Education, Clemson University
Honors and Service: 2006 Reid H. Montgomery Adviser of the Year Award and Elizabeth B. Dickey Distinguished Service Award, South Carolina Scholastic Press Association; executive committee member of the Southern Interscholastic Press Association, coastal representative for SCSPA until 2008.
On Journalistic Ethics: Sometimes there are no clear-cut answers. The students know this, but so far they have acted responsibly, ethically and have made me proud to work with one of the country�s greatest, most promising resources, the youth of today.
Nancy Smith, Lafayette High School, Wildwood, Mo., adviser to the Image newspaper, Legend yearbook and DVD yearbook
Experience: Ms. Smith has advised a newspaper for all 20 years in education. She taught at Belleville (Ill.) Township High School West before joining the staff at Lafayette in 1993.
Education: M.A., Educational Processes, Maryville University, St. Louis; B.A., English and journalism, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Ill.
Honors and Service: 2008 NSPA Fall conference local committee, JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission member, Students Press Law Center Advisory council member, workshop leader, past member of Illinois JEA board and Southern Illinois School Press Association.
On Journalistic Ethics: In order to maintain the scholastic press rights we currently enjoy, students have to consistently demonstrate their professionalism by making good ethical deicisons every day.
Tracy Anne Sena, The Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco, adviser to the broadview
Experience: Ms. Sena began teaching in 1984 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Santa Barbara. She taught in Oakland and Tiburon before Convent where she has advised the newspaper and taught computer applications and journalism for 10 years. She is chair of the computer science department.
Education: B.A., English, California State University, Hayward
Honors and Service: Member of the JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission, frequent presenter at scholastic journalism conferences and teacher workshops.
On Journalistic Ethics: We have created a culture of ethics in our newsroom � we honor copyright and educate other students about the ethics of ripping CDs that don�t belong to them because we honor creative property. At our annual Journalism Bootcamp, we go over the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists, and we post the code on the wall of our newsroom � right next to our awards.
Sherri Andrews, North Broward (FL) Prep School
Martha Rush, Mounds View (MN) High School
Jacqueline Hicks Grazette, St. Albans School, Washington, DC
Steve Gardiner, Billings (MT) Senior High School
Janet Elbom, Lyndon Baines Johnson High School, Austin, Texas
Donna Griffin, Irvin High School, El Paso, Texas
Nancy Freeman, Clayton (Mo.) High School
Norma Sumarnap Kneese, Snake River High School, Blackfoot, Idaho
Clay Zigler, Rockwood Summit High School, Fenton, Mo.
Tom Gayda, North Central High School, Indianapolis
Cindy Pshigoda, Perryton (Texas) High School
Carol Ziemian, Dedham (Mass.) High School
Logan Aimone, Wenatchee (Wash.) High School
Holly Epstein Ojalvo, Stuyvesant High School, New York City
Robin Morris, Richland (Wash.) High School
Carol Richtsmeier, DeSoto (Texas) High School
Dianne Smith, Alief Hastings High School, Houston, Texas
Christie Gold, Gaither High School, Tampa, Florida
Matthew Deabler, Central High School, Omaha, Nebraska
Jennifer Lacher-Starace, Wells (Maine) High School
Linda Barrington, Wauwatosa (Wisconsin) East High School
A. Mario Rios Jr., Southwest High School, San Antonio, Texas
Linda Drake, Chase County High School, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Katie Myers, Charles Russell High School, Great Falls, Montana
Diane Boyle, Parkway Central High School, Chesterfield, Missouri
Marta Hedde, Horizon High School, Thornton, Colorado
Leslie Shipp, Johnston (Iowa ) High School
Deborah Buttleman Malcolm, Davenport (Iowa) Central High School
Edith Boykin, I.H. Kempner High School, Sugar Land, Texas
Karl Grubaugh, Granite Bay (California) High School
Alyce Stanwood, Cupertino (California) High School
John Mathwin, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland
Marie Harris, George Washington High School, Danville, Virginia
Connie Blue, Del Norte High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Donald Bott, Amos A. Stagg High School, Stockton, California
Allen Crenshaw, Brenham (Texas) High School
Lora Geftic, Hasbrouck Heights(New Jersey) High School
Larry Parker Haynes, Montevallo (Alabama) High School
Mark Newton, Grand Junction (Colorado) High School
Martha Singleton, Holmes High School, San Antonio, Texas
Katharine Swan, Mission High School, San Francisco, California
Gary Clites, Northern High School, Owings, Maryland
Faye Milner, Lincoln High School, Tallahassee, Florida
Kathleen Neumeyer, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, California
Anne Whitt, Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando, Florida