Reaman advises The Stinger student newspaper, where she teaches four levels of journalism as well as ninth-grade English. Since 2009, she has coached a staff of more than 30 editors and writers involved with this award-winning print and online publication.
Reaman’s students regularly attend PSPA regional events and National High School Journalism Conventions (NHSJC). At the fall 2019 NHSJC, Stinger staff members ranked among the top 10 in the nation for story of the year, feature writing, and editorial cartooning.
Reaman is recognized as a Certified Journalism Educator by the Journalism Education Association. She previously taught and advised journalism at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, PA.
Prior to her teaching career, she worked as a news and feature reporter for The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, PA. Her background as a professional journalist affords her the opportunity to share experiences with sound news judgment and reporting in the classroom for best practices.
“Ms. Reaman has inspired me and a number of other students to pursue careers in journalism,” former Stinger editor-in-chief Andrea Klick wrote. “Her immense guidance over the years and commitment to The Stinger has helped me grow as a person and find my passion for journalism.”
Reaman’s own passion for her subject area inspires her colleagues at Emmaus High School.
“Rarely have I seen an educator so dedicated to the success of her students,” wrote English department chair Diane DiDona. “Generous with her time and expertise, she provides a platform for students to excel and supports them as they learn and grow. She is a person who makes a difference in students’ lives, day after day, year after year, and long after students have departed from Emmaus High School.
For many of Reaman’s students, her excellence in teaching extends beyond the English and journalism curriculum, inspiring them to greater courage and confidence.
“The journalism classroom, room 559, was an outlet for creativity; a place to be oneself — and I quickly acclimated to its loving environment,” former Stinger editor-in-chief Rachel McQuiston wrote. “Because of Ms. Reaman’s drive and motivation, we all felt inspired to produce our best work every time. I feel blessed to have learned from such a strong, confident leader.”
Pennsylvania School Press Association originated in 1925 and stands as one of the oldest scholastic journalistic organizations in the country. The organization supports K-12 student journalism statewide through journalism competitions, summer critiques, awards and recognition, mentorship for advisers, and other resources.
To nominate advisers for the 2020-2021 PSPA Journalism Teacher of the Year, visit the PSPA website to submit applications for any active member of the organization by July 31, 2020. Nominations can be submitted by any teacher, administrator, student, or media professional.
For more information about Pennsylvania School Press Association, visit www.paschoolpress.org or contact Paul Fantaski at firstname.lastname@example.org.