Here’s a recent bio that was written for me…
A veteran educator, Vince DeMiero currently serves on the Board of the Washington Journalism Education Association and was president from 2008 to 2012. As an instructor and adviser at Mountlake Terrace High School since 1988, he has taught English, journalism, film, photography and several other courses in this diverse suburban community 17 miles north of Seattle.
A respected leader, DeMiero served as the teacher leader of The Discovery School – one of five small schools that at one time made up Mountlake Terrace High School – as well as the chair of the school’s steering committee. He advises a highly capable and diverse staff of student journalists at Mountlake Terrace High School, where the student newspaper (HAWKEYE), yearbook (TEMPO), website (TheHawkeye.org), and the members of the student staff have won hundreds of international, national, regional and state awards. DeMiero is a board member of the Journalism Education Association’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission. He served as the local organizing chair for the 1998 Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, and as an assistant for the 2005, 2012, and 2017 conventions. He has been a presenter at more than a hundred national, regional and state journalism and education conferences and is frequently called upon as an expert in student press rights. He is currently the program director for the WJEA Summer Journalism Workshop, a program that serves hundreds of students and journalism educators from throughout the Pacific Northwest and is held at WSU each August. DeMiero was named the WJEA Adviser of the Year (1995 & 2006), the Edmonds School District Educator of the Year, and a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Distinguished Adviser, and is an NSPA Pioneer Award recipient as well as a JEA Medal of Merit recipient. DeMiero holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, and an A.A.S. degree from Edmonds Community College, where was named a distinguished alumnus. He is also a certified CTE instructor and a Certified Journalism Educator through JEA.
He and his wife, Debra, have four children and four grandchildren, and live in the beautiful small town of Brier, Wash.