by Joy McCaleb, Tennessee mentor
Courtney Schultz is a JEA mentee at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School in Nashville, Tenn.
She is in her second year of teaching journalism and sponsoring the high school newspaper and her second year in the mentor program. Like many new teachers, she found herself with a new English teaching job and also assigned additional duties – the newspaper adviser role at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School in downtown Nashville.
As her Tennessee mentor, I was able to help Courtney work with editors to do a complete new makeup of the front page.
We worked one-on-one with students – Courtney tackled writing and I helped students learn indesign.
Additionally, we teamed up to work with groups to help redesign inside pages and develop headlines. On several of the class visits, I presented examples of design using JEA curriculum power points.
Working with such an inspiring young teacher like Courtney has been a great new beginning for me as a JEA mentor. Her high standards for herself and her staff have been a true inspiration.
The Knightly News staff (pictured above) is small in numbers but they all have big hearts for the publishing world. They are hoping for some winning entries in the Tennessee High School Press Association in March.