Lindsey Ross, GEHS journalism teacher and graduate student, is the recipient of a $1,000 Future Teacher Scholarship from the National Journalism Education Association. The scholarship is to enhance journalistic skills as a journalism teacher and school media adviser.
As a high school senior, Ross was yearbook copy editor, which, she said on her application, “inspired me to study journalism in college.” A five-year adviser, Ross is beginning her second year at GEHS, where she advises the yearbook and newspaper in addition to teaching 21st Century Journalism.
Ross began working on her master’s degree at Kent State University to gain new knowledge and skills to become “a more well-rounded and knowledgeable educator who can pass her skills on to young journalists and just maybe inspire them to become advisers as well,” she wrote in her essay.
Karen Flowers, Journalism Education Association’s 2015 Linda S. Puntney Teacher Inspiration Award winner, served as judge. Flowers said both letters of recommendation praised Ross for being a dedicated teacher, especially good at working one-on-one with students.