Media Now STL Director. Former Dow Jones News Fund National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair. Francis Howell North Director of Student Media. Proud father. Iowan forever.
My name is Aaron Manfull.
My full-time job is Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, MO. There, I advise the student newsmagazine (North Star), the student yearbook (the Excalibur), the student broadcast team (FHNtoday TV) and the student news website (FHNtoday.com). I've been at Francis Howell North since the fall of 2001, prior to that I advised journalism at Newton High School in Newton, IA.
While that is the main hat that I wear on a daily basis, I also have a few others that I put on frequently. I am the Journalism Education Association's Digital Media Chair. I over see JEADigitalMedia.org and its team of bloggers. Our focus is to help high school students and advisers with their journey online. I co-direct Media Now STL (MediaNowSTL.com) with my wife, Kate. It's a summer digital media bootcamp for high school journalists and advisers.
I've been honored for my work a few times, including: Dow Jones News Fund National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year, National Scholastic Press Assocation Pioneer Award, Francis Howell North High School Teacher of the Year, Francis Howell School District Howell of Fame.