Introducing the Lifetouch Board of Yearbook Advisers
As we plan for the future of our yearbook program and product we want to partner with you, the Adviser.
The Board of Yearbook Adviser’s will:
- 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 2022-2023 Board
I am a Technology Innovator (Technology Integration Coach) Google Certified Trainer, and ISTE Certified Educator from Eastern 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, all while designing the most engaging pages for readers of our yearbook.
I have been a Communications Technology & Yearbook teacher in Ontario for 13-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 27th 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.
As I begin my 22nd 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 the 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.
I am entering my 10th year of teaching and my 3rd as a yearbook adviser. I began teaching in Wyoming and am now in Alaska. While the majority of my teaching experience is in high school mathematics, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the yearbook world. I love the insight and creativity that emerges while leading a group of students in documenting history. Collaboration is so important in this process and I am excited to be a part of the process.
I am a former business and technology professional who has been a high school teacher for the last five years. I primarily teach business and technology electives to students in grades 10 through 12. I am also the adviser for our Yearbook Club, Model United Nations and DECA business. I find the yearbook offers not only creative opportunities to students, but also the ability to learn project management, business, sales and marketing. I have worked in various project management roles in my career and I find this to be great real-world experience.
Entering my 30th year in education, I am excited to be able to mentor and encourage young scholars in the field of journalism. I have been lucky enough to be an adviser for 25 yearbooks, with each year bringing together a group of talented, hard working students to create a history book that encapsulates our school and community. (What other class do people want to read your homework?) I’m honored to be able to work with the amazing representatives from Lifetouch on their advisory board to create an innovative program that will produce top-notch yearbooks for years to come.
I teach computer science, graphics and ICT. I believe the yearbook is important because it is a collection of all the fun activities and memories that were made during the school year. I have a background in technology and graphic design.
As I enter my 22nd year working as the Yearbook Club Advisor, I look forward to putting together another historical record of “our place in time.” Yearbook Club brings together students from a variety of backgrounds and with varying interests, each of whom bring their own strengths to make the book comprehensive, reflective, inspiring and entertaining. I look forward to helping develop new and innovative features that will keep the production process relevant and engaging to our creative-minded, tech-savvy students.
I teach 5th grade language arts in south Jersey. Before this, I taught 2nd, 1st, and Kindergarten. I am going into my 5th year of teaching! While teaching, I got my Master’s degree in learning and technology. Last year my school needed a yearbook adviser and I am so glad I applied! I love doing crafty things and I enjoyed putting together what my co-workers and principal called “the best yearbook we have ever had”. I get all of my 5th graders to help me with the yearbook and they really enjoy getting to take pictures for the yearbook. When I am not at school, I enjoy going to the beach or some sort of vacation.
Yearbook is important to preserve memories. I want to be a member to share ideas to help improve the process and experience for everyone. I advise the yearbook as a class in Willard City Schools and serve as a mentor coordinator for credit recovery.
How do I join?
How long am I on the board?
Board membership runs one year from August to July. All members and those who wish to join the board must apply or re-apply each 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:
- 4-5 times virtually throughout the school year
- Occasional 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.
Why 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:
- Often, board members are the first to know about new tools on the website!
- Members receive invitations to try out new lessons and exercises to use with students.
- They also become the “sounding board” for new ideas and innovations
- Board members are often featured in our webinars
- Members have the opportunity to collaborate with other yearbook teachers.
- They receive thank-you gifts for participating, too!
Who can join?
Only Lifetouch Yearbook Advisers for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible.
Please reach out to [email protected]