RHS principal Brett Elliott honored by IJEA

Posted by Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat on 4/12/2019 7:00:00 AM

Congratulations Richwoods High School Principal Brett Elliott on being named Illinois Journalism Education Association (IJEA) Administrator of the Year.


The award was announced by Richwoods students in the broadcasting program, the Excalibur yearbook staff, The Shield newspaper staff and Richwoods media advisor Dr. Dan Kerns.


Since 1995, the IJEA has honored administrators who:

  • demonstrate commitment to scholastic journalism and a free press
  • recognize outstanding performance in student media
  • and cultivates and maintains positive working relations with student journalists and the adviser


The IJEA Awards Committee noted that Elliott, “provides a nurturing environment for student growth, for all students, in all endeavors from academics, athletics, to extra-curricular activities. He allows the print and broadcast students the freedom, with responsibility, to be the best that they can be.”


Elliott will receive his award in June at the Illinois Press Association headquarters in Springfield.