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2015 MJEA Administrator of the Year

KillianRhodesIMG_2188Cindy Rhodes, from Richland R-1 Schools has been selected as the Missouri Journalism Education Association Administrator of the Year.

Rhodes has served as Richland’s principal for three years, but has been an educator for over 20 years.

She was nominated by Richlands yearbook adviser Kyle Carter who wrote, “For those of us on the forefront of what is happening – those on the cutting edge, we always need someone as a backbone. We need someone with stability – someone who has been there before. For me, our staff and our school it’s Mrs. Rhodes.”

Her supervisor, Superintendent Frank Killian said Rhodes has the ability to see what students need to be successful and work to put the best programs and people in place to make that happen.

She is an avid supporter of the journalism program and has worked to find the funding needed to send students to workshops and purchase the equipment they need.

Amber Duley, the music director at Richland said, “Cindy Rhodes is, by far, one of the biggest “cheerleaders” at Richland R-1. We are a very small school, and Mrs. Rhodes sees to it that every student can find a place to fit in, something that interests them, something they can get involved in to help better themselves and the community. The area of journalism is no exception.”

The Missouri Journalism Education Association is the largest state scholastic journalism organization formed to help protect and enhance scholastic journalism in Missouri. MJEA works to provide outreach and support to advisers and journalism programs across the state. MJEA supports free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, by promoting professionalism, by encouraging and rewarding student excellence and teacher achievement, and by fostering an atmosphere which encompasses diversity yet builds unity.

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2015 MJEA Administrator of the Year