Introducing the Lifetouch Board of Yearbook Advisers
- Provide feedback on our Lifetouch Yearbook program and product line to enhance and transform the yearbook industry
- Engage with other Advisers from the U.S. and Canada by attending workshops, webinars, and national yearbook events
- Grow their skills and knowledge on Yearbook and journalism trends by working directly with experts
Meet the 2020-2021 Board:
Tell us about yourself!
I am an elementary school Special Education teacher who is beginning my 7th year of teaching this fall. I began working on our yearbook in my 3rd year at my school and found myself as the advisor the beginning of January that year and I have loved every minute. My favorite part of publishing our yearbook now is being a part of documenting the memories our students will look back on someday.
I’m a Senior Specialist, Instructor, and Career Advisor in South Carolina. Teaching has been a blessing in many ways, but mostly because of the many rewards. Being the Year Book Advisor for the past three years has allowed me to share my passion for photography with my students. Advising students in the process of documenting their year with photos, words and historical information has been one of the most rewarding parts of my job.
I’ve been an educator for over 20 years. I have a Doctorate in Education. I enjoy my job and being part of an amazing system so vital to our future and that of the children we serve. I love working with the students and creating a book of memories that is cherished by students, families, and staff. The skill set of students has increased greatly during the 5 years I’ve been the advisor and many have gone on to yearbook teams in middle and high school.
I am a Technology Innovator (Technology Integration Coach) and a Google Certified Trainer from Iowa. I obtained an endorsement in Journalism Education and have had a passion for journalism since being the Editor in Chief of my high school newspaper. I enjoy teaching students how to capture the picture and write a caption to tell the story of the event.
I am an English teacher and the Yearbook Adviser. Connecting with students and improving my pedagogy take precedence at work, while cultivating my organic garden and treasuring quality time with my husband become my focus after school. Witnessing the creativity, efficiency, and growth of students, while being involved with documenting the history of the school, has brought me mountains of stress, tempered by rivers of joy.
Hey, y’all. I’m Brittany Braden, a South Texas girl that loves life! I have been in Education for 13 years, 2 of those in the classroom teaching 4th grade & 11 years as a counselor. I absolutely love my job, the people I work with, & the kids I get to make an impression upon at such an early, vital time in their lives. When I became a Counselor at my current elementary school, yearbook coordinator was one of my ‘many assigned duties.’ I was ecstatic! Yes, they are A LOT of work, but in the end, I LOVE looking at the finished product over & over again.
I love to take pictures and document events and people through those pictures. In my opinion, the details are what matters! When things get a bit tough in my life, my mantra, “”It’s All Good!”” helps me move forward and look for the positive side of things. I have been an advisor for 11 years now. The process of creating the theme. design, and layout of the book is something I look forward to each year. Using the pictures we capture, the design elements from the design team, and the dedicated work of my staff to accomplish this is an aspect I find very creative and fulfilling.
I have been a Communications Technology & Yearbook teacher in Ontario for 12-years. Previous to that, I worked for 15-years in Radio and Television Broadcasting as an on-air news/sports reader. I look at the yearbook as the school’s most important historical record. It should not only capture the images of each school year, but also provide a description of those events (ie, a picture may be worth a thousand words, but adding in those words helps out a lot!).
I’m starting my 26th year of teaching, and I am passionate about using journalism, speech and debate, theatre, and literature to expand the world of my students beyond the small, rural community that we live in. I love writing, I love photography, and having the chance to teach students how to tell stories using these skills in a way that people keep and cherish for decades is incredibly fulfilling. Every year I take a group of kids, some experienced and some novices, and I get to build a team, a family, that works together to tell a story.
I have been a teacher assistant with students for 13 years. The students always ask me if I am reliving my middle school years, and I guess I am! I believe humor and kindness are the keys to success when working with students. The best part is when students, parents, and teachers tell me how much they loved the book. I couldn’t ask for anything more.
As I begin my 20th year in education, I look forward to what the future holds as an educator and fellow American. I have been working with the yearbook on multiple campuses for six years. It has been a pleasure for me that last few years capturing the moments of the students faces and events that they will treasure for years to come. Each year, Lifetouch makes it easier and easier to produce a book full of memories for others.
Professionally, I am a High School English teacher, and I am currently heading into my third year as an adviser. I have been working hard to elevate our yearbook program to something that comes to be genuinely treasured by our students and community. Having been a ‘Yerd’ all through high school myself , and an editor for two of those years, I knew how a successful yearbook program can really build school culture and bring something extra special to a school.
I am a teacher, wife, mother and dedicated book lover. I have worked in the education field in Florida, California, and Alaska for over 13 years. I enjoy watching my students build the book from scratch and become invested in the entire process. When the book comes out, their reactions are priceless as they realize, I BUILT THIS BOOK! I also love watching their friendships flourish as well as navigating challenges and developing solutions together.
I am a Communications Director and CTE Coordinator in central Wisconsin. Prior to this role, I taught high school visual arts. I enjoy photography, graphic design, and travel. I really enjoy finding students that aren’t currently involved in school activities and could benefit from building a connection to their school. I’ve been the high school yearbook advisor for about 7 years, but this past year, I added the role of advisor for the junior high yearbook.
I am a transplanted (28 years now) Floridian, originally from New England with stops in the western NY area and New Jersey. I hold an Ed.D. with a concentration in Teacher Leadership. Teaching is more than a job or career for me…it’s a passion. I truly believe in the word “adviser.” I advise and guide my students, but the book is their creation.
I really love photography and Photoshop, so making yearbooks is right up my alley! I’ve been a yearbook editor for 6 years (completing 9 books in that time). We live in a fabulously cozy little home and love enjoying the beauty around us. I’m in charge of an elementary and middle school book at the same time each year, which is exceptionally crazy, but it’s always so worth it in the end. I love the feeling of unity it provides to have one book with a picture of every single student and employee in the school.
More about the board & info on the application process:
As part of our new Board, you will have the opportunity to:
- Provide feedback on the Yearbook program and product line to help change and evolve the industry
- Engage with Advisers from across the US and Canada by attending workshops, webinars and National yearbook events
- Grow your skills and knowledge on Yearbook and journalism trends by working directly with experts
Tell me more!
Read below to learn more about how to join and what being part of this opportunity means.
How do I join?
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.
How long am I on the board?
1 yearbook season. The first Board of Advisers will be on the board throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
How much of a commitment is this?
We encourage our Advisers to attend as many meetings as they can and we promise there aren’t many. However, we understand that may not always be possible and that’s ok! We will work together to find the best solution possible for everyone.
What does the schedule look like?
The Board of Advisers will meet on average 4-5 times a year:
- Once a year onsite at a Shutterfly facility*
- 3-4 times virtually throughout the school year
- 1-2 five minute surveys will be sent to provide feedback
As we work together to define the objectives of our group we may add more meetings or remove meetings.
What is the onsite event and will that happen this year with COVID-19?
If possible we would love to host our board at one of our beautiful Shutterfly facilities on us. Lifetouch will cover much of the travel costs and onsite costs. We will work as a group to determine if this event can happen in 2020 or 2021.
Why else should I join?
We know you’re busy so we want to make this worth your time! Here are a few more reasons to join our Board of Advisers:
- Hotel, airfare and most travel cost will be covered by Lifetouch for onsite event**
- New camera will be purchased for your YB Classroom (up to $500 value)
- Registration, hotel, airfare and most travel costs will be covered Lifetouch National Yearbook Adviser workshop 2021
- Behind the scenes learning from Lifetouch
- And more!
Who can join?
Only Lifetouch Yearbook Advisers for the 2020-2021 school year are eligible.
When do I find out if I was accepted for the 2020 Board of Yearbook Advisers?
How do I join?
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If the Board of Advisers onsite event does happen in 2020 and you are uncomfortable to travel you are not required to attend. We understand this is a time of uncertainty and will work with you.
**If the Board of Advisers onsite event does not happen in 2020 or 2021 Lifetouch will host another virtual meeting.