Educator Fellows Cohort

JLI Celebrates its 2021-2022 Cohort


Nineteen secondary teachers in Oregon make up our very first cohort of JLI Educator Fellows. Amid a school year like no other, they are successfully transforming their English language arts classrooms with journalistic learning techniques, helping to build relevant and effective communication skills in more than 1,200 students. 


“We’re thrilled to introduce the 2021-2022 JLI Fellows and support them this year as they incorporate Effective Communicators practices into their instruction and create new and exciting learning experiences for their students,” said Ed Madison, PhD., Executive Director of the Journalistic Learning Initiative “This first cohort has shown incredible resilience during the pandemic and has surpassed our expectations with their enthusiasm and talent.”


The 2021-2022 JLI Educator Fellows are:


Peter Alexeef Torres

Adrienne C. Nelson High School

Happy Valley, Oregon


Alexis Abrams

Wilsonville High School 

Art & Technology High School

Wilsonville, Oregon


Cindy Bandow

Junction City High School

Junction City, Oregon


Kyle Brayton

St. Helens High School

St. Helens, Oregon


Jennifer Czerkies

Canby High School

Canby, Oregon


Kim Danielson

Roseburg High School

Roseburg, Oregon


Jonathan Ellingson

Falls City High School

Falls City, Oregon


John Fitzgerald

Wilsonville High School

Wilsonville, Oregon


Tim Foster

Pendleton High School

Pendleton, Oregon


Kelly Gibson

Rogue River Junior & Senior High School

Rogue River, Oregon


Travis Jensen

Baker High School

Baker City, Oregon


Nicole Karnes

Jefferson High School

Jefferson, Oregon


Jennifer LeSieur

Adrienne C. Nelson High School

Happy Valley, Oregon


Patrick McDonald

Oregon City High School

Oregon City, Oregon


Jeff Mellema 

Estacada High School

Estacada, Oregon


Charlotte Riester

Dallas High School

Dallas, Oregon


Evan Rummerfield

Pendleton High School

Pendleton, Oregon


Kristi Scalise

Elton Gregory Middle School

Redmond, Oregon


Natalie Shreve

Dallas High School

Dallas, Oregon


Congratulations, Fellows, and thank you for your service to the next generation of effective communicators!

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