2018-2019 STN TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

Honoring the STN advisor who epitomizes our mission.
  The winner receives a trip to the 
2018 STN Convention and $1,000 stipend for their program.

2018-2019 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 Seattle, Washington 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 9th 2019

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 


STN 2017-2018 TEACHER OF THE YEAR: JASON SANTO

Jason Santo joined Geneva High School in 2011 following a career in sports reporting. In his time with GHS he has transformed GTV’s program to include a daily taped news show, sports network, and a film program. He is also a co-creator of Geneva High School’s new Communications Department, a unique blend of the television studio, online newspaper, literary magazine and yearbook. He is currently in the process of developing a program at Geneva Middle Schools.

Jason is a strong supporter of STN having attended five conventions and earning 19 STN awards at convention and throughout the school year in STN sponsored contests.  His students have also earned nine awards from the Midwestern Media Educators Association and NATAS. 

In 2017, Jason’s students competed and won a place on the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange program, a partnership with STN.  The GTV team traveled to Russia where they represented STN and the United States in collaborative programs with Russian students.  At this year’s convention in Nashville, Jason and his team will welcome their Russian counterparts.

For his dedication to students and his unwavering support of the STN mission and programs, we are pleased to welcome him as the 2017-2018 STN Teacher of the Year.

 

*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 and eventually became the Treasurer of the organization.  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.

Congratulations!

TEACHER OF THE YEAR DOCUMENT


Teacher of the Year Links

 

Past Honorees

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
Valenica, CA

 

Eva Coleman
2012-2013
Frisco ISD
Frisco, TX