JEA Mentoring

FSPA is proud to announce that it has joined 16 other states in the JEA Mentoring program.  Two Florida mentors received training this summer through the JEA and are ready to begin mentoring new advisers at any time.

Mentors provide support for two years, offering ideas, resources, coaching, and other assistance as needed. The goal is to help new journalism advisers to establish quality programs, improve their own skills, and continue on as advisers.

The program is completely free and available to any journalism adviser in his or her first or second year of advising, even if not new to teaching.

Florida’s mentors are Vicki McCash Brennan, CJE, a retired newspaper and yearbook adviser and veteran journalist, and Megan Fitzgerald, a professor of journalism at Nova Southeastern University.   If you are interested in establishing a relationship with a mentor – or if you know of someone who is just taking on the role of a publications adviser, please contact one of the new mentors directly.

Vicki McCash Brennan, serving FSPA Districts 3, 4 and 5,   email –

Megan Fitzgerald, serving FSPA Districts 6 and 7, email –

If you are in FSPA District 1 or 2, or you are a broadcast adviser, a long-distance mentor can be matched to you.  You can contact Vicki, Megan or the JEA Mentoring coordinator, Linda Barrington email – for more information.

For a full description of the JEA Mentor Program click here.