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Adviser of the Year Awards

Annually, at the Fall Scholastic Journalism Conference business meeting of KEMPA, the organization honors Advisers of the Year. Advisers may be nominated by their publication staffs, their administrators or their peers. Nominations should describe, in specific detail, what the adviser has done and/or accomplished that sets that person apart in the minds of the nominators. See the directions in the above nomination form.

The Awards Committee makes the final decisions.

The 2018 Nancy Becker Newspaper Adviser is Lindsay Skatrud, Brookfield East High School The Spartan Banner. Skatrud received this award at the annual Fall Journalism Conference at UW-Whitewater on Oct. 12, 2018.

photo by Audrey Kemp

Use this form, KEMPA Adviser of the Year nomination 2017 , to nominate a KEMPA adviser. Deadline extended to Sept. 13.

1987 Marilyn Swanson, Auburn High School, Rockford (IL)
1988 Nancy Becker, Milton (WI) High School
1991 Ron Beem, Byron (IL) High School / Jan Kohls, Fort Atkinson (WI) High School
1992 Jan Kohls, Fort Atkinson (WI) High School / Dave Wiegand, Wausau West (WI) High School
1993 Tom Gebhardt, Prospect (IL) High School / Pat Jonas, Platteville (WI) High School
1995 Susan Hathaway Tantillo, Wheeling (IL) High School / Sue Tedell, Buffalo Grove (IL) High School
1996 Katherine Conover, Janesville Parker (WI) High School / Lisa Peterson, Janesville Parker (WI) High School
1997 Mary Mueller, Maine West (IL) High School / Mark Thompson, Antioch Community (IL) High School
1998 Bob Chesney, Ozaukee (WI) High School / Sandy Jacoby, Kenosha Tremper (WI) High School
1999 Michael Gordy, Antioch (IL) High School / Marcia Sigler, Wisconsin Academy (WI)
2000 Linda Barrington, Wauwatosa East (WI) High School / Elizabeth Wilson, Prospect (IL) High School
2001 Joan Joas-Faas, Muskego (WI) High School / John Culbertson, Waterloo (WI) High School
2002 Sandra Gruen, Wheeling (IL) High School / Bob Kay, Grayslake (IL) High School
2003 Tammy Rademacher, Waunakee (WI) High School / Kay Sargent, Wisconsin School for the Deaf
2004 Peter Guaquinta, Glenbard North (IL) High School / Patricia Benedict, Guilford (IL) High School
2005 Elyce Moscella, Brookfield Central (WI) High School / Audrey Kemp, D.C. Everest (WI) High School
2006 Dave Wallner, Stoughton High School (WI) / Jeff Willauer, Waunakee High School (WI)
2007 Barbara Erickson, Jefferson High School (IL) / Fay Hubbard & Andy Wolfe, Superior High School (WI)
2008 Mike Doyle, Belvidere North High School (IL) / Tracy Brogelman, Grafton High School (WI)
2010 Kathleen Burke, Regina Dominican High School (IL) /
2011 Jill Cook, Brookfield Central High School (WI) / Karen Frank, Stillman Valley High School (WI)
2012 Len Fike, D.C. Everest High School (WI)
2013 Newspaper: Charles Pratt, Niles North (IL) High School / Yearbook: Tom Juran, Brookfield Central (WI) High School
2o14 Newspaper: Evelyn Lauer, Niles West (IL) High School, and Carolyn Wagner, Lake Zurich (IL) High School / Yearbook: Cathy Newton, Wausau West (WI) High School
2015 Newspaper: Patrick Johnson, Antioch Community (IL) High School, and Rachel Rauch, Homestead High School (WI) / Yearbook:  Cindy Renaud, Harborside Academy, Kenosha, WI
2016 Newspaper:  Michael Gluskin, Libertyville (IL) High School, and Matthew Smith, Fond du Lac (WI) High School
2017 Newspaper:  Dennis Brown, Huntley (IL) High School

2018 Newspaper Adviser of the Year: Lindsay Skatrud, Brookfield East High School The Spartan Banner


Adviser of the Year Awards