Community Advisory Board


Community Member Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board was created by the Education Writers Association Board of Directors to help steer the organization’s programs and services for nonjournalist members. The nine-member board is made up of communications professionals with wide-ranging backgrounds, including education reporting and editing.

The board provides input and feedback to the EWA staff and Board of Directors on future direction for membership services. Members also play a large role in shaping sessions tailored for Supporting Community Members at the annual EWA National Seminar.


2017-18 Community Member Advisory Board

Members of the advisory board are appointed by the president of the EWA Board of Directors and serve two-year terms, starting with the organization’s annual membership meeting.

Cathy Grimes
Virginia Tech

Erin Hennessy
TVP Communications

David Hoff
Hager Sharp

Michelle Gininger Lerner
District of Columbia Public Schools

Barbara McKenna
Learning Policy Institute

Jimmy Minichello
AASA | The School Superintendents Association 

Beth Shuster
University of Southern California

Kat Stein
University of Pennsylvania

Deborah Veney
NewSchools Venture Fund