Meet Vince

Respected Leader. Vince is the president of the Washington Journalism Education Association, is a board member of the Journalism Education Association’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission and serves as the Washington state JEA director. Vince served as the teacher leader of The Discovery School, one of five small schools within Mountlake Terrace High School (MTHS) under grants from the Gates Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. Vince has been named the WJEA Adviser of the Year (1995 & 2006) and the Edmonds School District Educator of the Year.

Veteran Educator. Vince has been recognized as one of the nation’s finest journalism teachers. During his 22-year tenure as the advisor of the MTHS student newspaper, HAWKEYE, the paper and its student staff have won hundreds of international, national, regional and state awards. Vince also teaches English, film and photography at MTHS.

Supporter of Youth Activities. Vince has volunteered thousands of hours in support of youth music and sports programs. His passion for coaching baseball and basketball is especially evident, and he has strong ties to the AAU, PONY, MTYAA, SJHA and select teams throughout the community. In addition, Vince is a Life Trustee of the Friends of Frank DeMiero Foundation, which is named in honor of his father and supports arts education initiatives, and has been the court-side voice of the MTHS men’s basketball team for more than 20 years.

33-Year Resident. A product of the Edmonds School District, Vince has resided in the 1st Legislative District for 33 years. He attended Hazelwood, Ballinger and Evergreen elementary schools, Alderwood Junior High and Lynnwood High School. He earned a two-year degree from Edmonds Community College and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees with honors at WSU.

Father. Vince, and his wife, Debbie, have four children: Miranda (MTHS ’04, Seattle U ’09), Gabriel (MTHS ’05, WSU ’09), Maria (MTHS ’10, Seattle U ’14) and Dominic (MTHS ’14).

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