• Erin Sucher-O'Grady
    Journalism Adviser
    erinsucherogrady@claytonschools.net

    Erin Sucher-O'Grady
     
    Sucher-O'Grady is in her 12th year of teaching journalism at Clayton High School, and 14th year of teaching. As the adviser to The Globe and chsglobe.com, her publications have been nominated for the Pacemaker Award (highest honor from the National Scholastic Press Association) 14 times and have won 9, and have been nominated for the Crown Award (highest honor from the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association) 12 times, winning twice. Under her tenure, The Globe has been recognized as one of the Top 100 publications in the country over the last 100 years by NSPA and has garnered three Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Awards. 
     
    Sucher-O’Grady is in her sixth year as department chair of the Career and Technical Education department, formerly known (and perhaps more accurately described) as the Practical Arts Department. This includes journalism (newspaper, broadcast, podcasting, photojournalism, digital, and yearbook), speech and debate, engineering and robotics, marketing and business, the CHS Catalyst program, and culinary arts. Her view is that learning of often best accomplished through "the doing" (then failing, then growing, and ultimately getting better), and encourages her department to pursue project-based learning opportunities whenever possible.
     
    Erin is in her seventh year as the State Director for Missouri for the Journalism Education Association, which involves coordinating the Missouri Student Journalist of the Year contest and promoting scholastic journalism resources to journalism educators throughout the state. During her tenure, two Missouri SJOY finalists have placed in the top 10 nationally, with one nationwide winner.
     
    Finally, Sucher-O’Grady is currently working on a non-fiction book tracing the deleterious effects on teen mental health related to the rise in disruptive technologies and social media. The book considers what we might do to better help American youth, and harness our own attention. The book is for educators, parents, and American citizens.
     
     
    Education: 
    Doctoral Candidate, Liberal Arts, Washington University in St. Louis
    MA, American Culture Studies, Washington University in St. Louis 
    MAT, Communication Arts, Webster University
    BA, Journalism, University of Missouri School of Journalism
    MJE, Journalism Education Association
     
    Courses: 
    Newspaper Writing: 3rd period (A Days) 5th period (B Days)
    Newspaper Editorial Leadership
    Independent Study Courses:    IS Advanced Newspaper Writing
                                                         IS Newspaper Art
                                                         IS Newspaper Business
                                                         IS Newspaper Online and Social Media
     
    Globe Full Staff Meeting Tuesday 7:30 a.m.
    Photojournalism/Convergence: Wednesday 7:30 a.m.
    Globe Editors Meeting Friday 7:30 a.m.
     
    Globe Website: www.chsglobe.com
    Globe Archive: issuu.com/chsglobe
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on October 19, 2022