Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Journalism Masters of Education in Educational Technology Leadership JEA Master Journalism Educator
Margie M. Raper, MJE, is the Hill Top News broadcast and Blue Hawk yearbook adviser. She is proud to share her passion for scholastic journalism with her students, see them grow as storytellers and celebrate their achievements. She serves as the past-president of the Texas Association of Journalism Educators, on the board for the Gloria Shields NSPA Media Workshop, and a volunteer with JEA’s Partnership Project. She was named ILPC’s Max Haddick Teacher of the Year in 2019, JEA Distinguished Yearbook Adviser in 2020, JEA Medal of Merit in 2017, ILPC's Edith Fox King honoree in 2015.
Prior to coming to Prosper Independent School District, she led the scholastic journalists at Highland Park High School and produced the award-winning and largest high school yearbook in the country, Highlander. Along with her students, Margie helped establish the Frisco Wakeland journalism program in 2006 and build it into an award-winning program. She teaches at workshops for fellow educators and their students to help them develop and grow their journalism programs.
Margie earned her bachelors of science in journalism from Texas A&M University and masters of education in technology instructional leadership from Lamar University. She worked as a videographer and broadcast reporter before she began her teaching career.
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