J.D. McIntire, CJE, has been the newspaper and yearbook adviser at Sandy High School in Sandy, Ore. for the past 20 years. He has served as the President of the Oregon Journalism Education Association and is currently the Oregon State Director for the national JEA. His students have been selected Oregon High School Journalist of the Year three times and runner-up four times. The Sandy High newspaper, The Pioneer Press, has won over 500 individual state journalism awards during his tenure. He was selected the Oregon Publications Teacher of the Year in 2012. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism with a emphasis in magazine writing.