SRL’s Connected Educators of the Month
Each month, the Student Reporting Labs program celebrates its amazing teachers by recognizing a Connected Educator of the Month. These teachers go above and beyond every day to carry out the program mission. Educators are nominated for their hard-work, passion and eagerness to guide the next generation of public media journalists to success.
Amy Woods | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Amy Woods’ dedication to her students as youth storytellers was clear the moment she became an SRL Connected Educator in 2017.
Tom Collins | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Tom Collins, who joined SRL in 2014, has always taken incredible initiative in creating new and exciting learning opportunities for students.
Frances McMahon | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Frances McMahon Ward is the kind of teacher who takes extraordinary initiative to bring unique learning opportunities to her classroom.
Damien Gaudet | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Damien’s first real introduction to Student Reporting Labs was this past summer when he made the trip from Blackstone, Massachusetts to Washington, D.C. for our annual teacher workshop.
Marie Matthews | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Marie’s enthusiasm for SRL, journalism and passion for empowering her students to be critical thinkers has made her classroom an exciting new Lab that SRL is proud to be working with. Find out more.
Bernice Young | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
When Oakleaf High School students learned that their teacher had been selected as SRL’s Connected Educator of the Month, they immediately took to Twitter.
Trina Moore | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Trina Moore has been an invaluable member of the SRL community. Read her full story.
John Parham | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
John brought exciting ideas to this year’s Teacher Workshop and is excited to bring SRL to the club at his school this year. Read more here.
Mike Conrad | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Mike is one of the many reasons SRL staff look forward to the Academy each year. Find out about this Michigan teacher’s experience with SRL here.
Tish Saliani | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Tish’s Cedar Ridge High School students consistently turn in strong and impactful stories, like this piece about Youth Rise Texas. Read more here.
Gina Ryan | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
This month, Gina’s lab at Central Hardin High School completed a stem story that was plugged on NewsHour’s broadcast. Read about it here.
Cindy Stoker | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Cindy attended the 2015 Teacher Academy and has been an educator superstar ever since. Read more here.
Julie Tiedens | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Julie’s commitment to learning and her tenacity to ask the right questions motivates her students to be inquisitive journalists. Learn more about her teaching philosophy here.
Kerri Cobb & Lila Michael | SRL Connected Educators of the Month
Kerri Cobb and Lila Michael of Bozeman High School brought their enthusiasm to the classroom this year, inspiring their students to produce 12 submissions for Letters to the Next President. Read more here.
Melissa Sherman | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Melissa Sherman is the Technology Facilitator at Hughes STEM High School. Melissa offers advice on developing student engagement strategies here.
Jake Schoneker | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
At the Media Enterprise Alliance, Jake Schoneker reminds his students that they all have a story to tell. Jake tells SRL that the program is bridging the generational gap in news here.
Bernadine Judson | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
At Etiwanda High School, Bernadine’s can-do attitude is contagious. Learn why the influx of technology changed her teaching approach here.
Christopher Schwalm | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Christopher teaches at Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Read what he has to say about his teaching philosophy here.
Gina Gray | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Meet Gina – An educator from Dalton Middle School in Dalton, Georgia. Learn how she thinks young people can engage with current events by clicking here.
Melissa Heilig & Sally Griffin | SRL Connected Educators of the Month
Cheers to Melissa Heilig and Sally Griffin from Forestview High School in Gastonia, North Carolina. To learn what they think will help engage students in the world around them, click here.
Renee Aalund | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Congratulations to Renee Aalund from Turtle Mountain Community High School in Belcourt, North Dakota. To read more about Renee and what she hopes to accomplish with SRL, click here.
Mary Dunn | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
A round of applause for Mary Dunn from Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville, Kentucky. To read more about Mary and what she has learned as part of SRL, click here.
Victor Fernandez | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Get to know Victor Fernandez from Alonzo and Tracy Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami, Florida. To read more about Victor and why he believes student voices are important in the news, click here.
Jennifer Overdevest | SRL Connected Educator of the Month
Meet Jennifer Overdevest from West Ranch High School in Santa Clarita, California. To read more about Jennifer and learn what she believes are the benefits of training students to tell stories through video, click here.