McCloud (left) taught journalism for 30 years, mostly at Newton High School, and has been a mentor for 12 years. Her mentees have received JEA Rising Star recognition and served on KSPA board, and their students and staffs have won state and national honors and contests. She truly enjoys working with young advisers and seeing their growth in confidence and competence. McCloud often says, “High school journalism is in good hands,” because of the work and achievements she has seen in her mentees. She also enjoys spending time with her 10 grandchildren, gardening, traveling with her husband and reading.