Paul B. Kandell, the 2009 Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year, and the 2009 California Journalism Teacher of the Year, earned a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and reported for Newsweek before becoming a high school journalism instructor in 1996.
In addition to advising two award-winning journalism publications - Verde magazine and The Paly Voice (http://voice.paly.net) - at Palo Alto High School, he serves on the board of the Journalism Education Association of Northern California and on the Student Press Law Center's Advisory Council Steering Committee.
The Paly Voice is a five-time winner of the National Scholastic Press Association's
Online Pacemaker Award and one of only two scholastic journalism winners of the Webby Award from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
A frequent presenter at local, state and national scholastic journalism conventions, Paul has served as co-director of Internet Youth Journalism Advising, a traveling adviser-training program formerly headquartered at San Francisco State University's Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism, and director of the East Palo Alto Journalism Institute, a six-week educational/internship program designed to help EPA youth leapfrog into scholastic journalism programs and pre-professional media opportunities.
The lead writer for the University of California's model Advanced Journalism curriculum, Paul also is one of the leading writers for 21st CenturyLit.org, an online curriculum for promoting digital, information and citizenship literacy in American high school English classes.
is one of the driving forces behind Palo Alto High School's
$10 million media arts center, scheduled to open in 2014.
Contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.