Sarah Nichols, vice president of the national Journalism Education Association and student media adviser at Whitney High School in Rocklin, California, will be the featured speaker at the 2014 MIPA Fall Conference.
Nichols teaches journalism, photojournalism, mass media and publications at the northern California high school. She advises Details yearbook, The Roar newsmagazine and Whitney Update news website. She is a certified master journalism educator and serves on JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission and Digital Media Committee.
She was recognized in 2011 as the Cal-JEC High School Journalism Teacher of the Year for California, was named the 2010 national yearbook Adviser of the Year and received the Pioneer Award in 2008 from the National Scholastic Press Association.
Nichols received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University in 1999 and mater’s degree in education from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2001.