Kari O. Riemer, CJE Appointed President-Elect


As president-elect Samantha Berry has resigned her board position to take on a new adventure, TAJE is proud to announce that Kari O. Riemer, CJE has been appointed president-elect per the group’s constitution and bylaws and will assume the role of president of the organization beginning June 1.

Riemer has 35 years in the public school classroom and has been advising school publications for most of them. For the last decade she has been the publications adviser at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, where both the newspaper and yearbook she advises have been nationally recognized. She is a former recipient of the Edith Fox King award for outstanding dedication to scholastic journalism as well as TAJE’s Trailblazer award in 2021. Riemer has served as secretary of TAJE since 2019 after serving two terms as a Regional Rep for her area.

“Kari has a proven track record of service to Texas scholastic journalism and her students produce some of the top publications in the state,” TAJE President Alyssa Boehringer said. “Moving her into the role of president-elect was a natural fit. Having developed our student advisory leadership program and after doing so much for Texas scholastic journalists over the years, our Executive Board will miss the energy and experience Samantha Berry has brought to her role as president-elect and we wish her well on her new journey.”

Please join us in congratulating Kari Riemer, TAJE’s new president-elect.