Honoring the STN advisor who epitomizes our mission.
  The winner receives a trip to the 
2020 STN Convention and $1,000 stipend for their program.

2019-2020 Teresa Pfister* STN TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

 


The STN Teacher of the Year will be recognized for their dedication to their profession and high level of achievement in all areas of teaching broadcast journalism, film or media.  This teacher must also display creative and media skills, classroom effectiveness and strong leadership.  Judges will look for sincerity of effort, creativity, technical proficiency, professionalism and integrity.  Accomplishments inside and outside the classroom will be taken into consideration as well support for STN and the mission of the organization.  Produced pieces, internet links, written support documents and letters of recommendation will all be considered.

COLLEAGUES, ADMINISTRATORS, PARENTS AND STUDENTS MAY NOMINATE A TEACHER FOR THIS AWARD.  TEACHERS MAY ALSO NOMINATE THEMSELVES. PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING FOR CONSIDERATION:

- A resume of the teacher’s relevant teaching experience and accomplishments including creative teaching approaches, student achievement, outside relevant experience, training, awards and conventions attended, etc.

- Three letters of recommendation which may include one from the teacher’s principal or administrator, one from a highly regarded industry professional, one from a student or class, one from a parent, one from a colleague, etc.

- Complete contact information for the nominee and the person presenting the nomination.

- Any supporting documents, videos, internet links or other materials that may be of interest.

 

AWARD:
The winner will receive a $1,000.00 cash award, a plaque and an invitation to attend the annual STN Convention in Washington DC, March 12-15, 2020 for professional development.  STN will provide up to an additional $1,000 to cover the cost of airfare, hotel room, meals and full convention registration.

 

ELIGIBILITY:
The teacher’s program must be a current STN affiliate member.  Each member program may enter one teacher.

 

SEND COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKET TO:

STN TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Student Television Network
P.O. Box 2752
Carlsbad, CA 92018

 

ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 8th 2020
There is no entry fee for this contest.

*This award is made possible through the generosity and support of Teresa Pfister, who helped organize the first STN Convention and who played a key role in the development of the organization.  In 2012, Ms. Pfister joined the STN Board of Directors, Midwest Region.  The award honors teachers, Student Television Network and the STN Convention which is unique in bringing together industry professionals, teachers and students to encourage media excellence.  In October 2017, Ms. Pfister passed away from complications of cancer.  The STN Board elected to continue this honor in her name as a lasting tribute to the outstanding contribution she made.

 

TEACHER OF THE YEAR DOCUMENT


TEACHER OF THE YEAR DETAILS

 

Past Honorees

Christopher Schwalm
2018-2019
Cedar Crest High School
Lebanon, PA


Jason Santo
2017-2018

Geneva High School
Geneva, IL

 

Karin McKemey
2016-2017
Fort Mill High School
Fort Mill, SC

Tracy Misner
2015-2016
Alpharaetta High School
Alpharetta, GA


Tina Murphy
2014-2015
Northwood High School
Irvine, CA

 

Jennifer Overdevest
2013-2014
West Ranch High School
Valencia, CA

 

Eva Coleman
2012-2013
Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center
Frisco, TX

 

Teachers of the Year at the 2018 Convention

Teachers of the Year 
at the 2018 Convention