Journalism Award

We would like to acknowledge Mrs. Bally for achieving the status as a Certified Journalism Educator.  We are fortunate to have quality educators like Mrs. Bally, and want to thank her for her accomplishments and celebrate her achievements.   Below is the full text of the award letter with details about the honor.  Congratulations Mrs. Bally!


Photo of Mrs. Bally 


September 11, 2017

The Journalism Education Association is proud to announce that Michelle Bally of Dixon High School has completed the requirements and will be awarded a certificate and lapel pin for the status of Certified Journalism Educator!

Journalism certification requirements for educators include earning college credit in news reporting and writing, communications, law, and publications advising, passing an examination that demonstrates the educator's proficiency in those areas.

The business/commercial enterprises recognizes professionals who have achieved national scholastic journalism standards to work with journalism educators and their students at the highest levels within and outside the classroom by passing an examination that demonstrates the same journalism standards that educators are proficient in.

By becoming a Certified Journalism Educator, Michelle has achieved national recognition and joins a select group of 728 Certified Journalism Educators who regard journalism as an academic subject and recognizes the importance of having a qualified instructor and representative involved in journalism education.

We encourage you to celebrate this CJE success with other co-workers as well as the media as a positive statement of accomplishment.

Your encouragement and support of professionalism in scholastic media are appreciated.


Kim Green, MJE

JEA Certification Chair

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