JEANC Member Spotlight: Dragon Adviser Lessley Anderson

Lessley Anderson advises The Dragon, the online and print newspaper at Design Tech High School.


JEANC members are the coolest! This month, let’s meet Lessley Anderson…


JEANC: How long have you been advising?

Lessley: This will be my third year advising, and my third year teaching. I was a career journalist before that.

JEANC: What’s the best part of your advising day?

Lessley: Lead writing, headline writing, pitch sessions, and late nights.

JEANC: What’s great about your publication kids?

Lessley: They take their jobs very seriously, and take ownership of the paper.

JEANC: What’s your favorite part of being an adviser?

Lessley: Being able to work the self-identified writers on campus.

JEANC: Why are you a JEANC member?

Lessley: Mentorship and community.

JEANC: What do you like to do for fun?

Lessley: Long distance running, playing piano, reading, and drinking hoppy beers.

JEANC: Favorite journalism movie?

Lessley: “Shattered Glass”

JEANC: Last great book you read?

Lessley: “Gomorrah” by Roberto Saviano, an investigative book on the Neapolitan mob.