Behind every yearbook is a great story, and Jim Jordan is exploring those stories. Join Jim as he interviews the people behind the yearbook in Yearbook Chat with Jim, part of the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network (WYPN). From new advisers who just made it through their first year, to long-time yearbook lovers looking at retirement, Yearbook Chat with Jim shows the human side of creating a yearbook.
JEA Special Recognition Adviser Tiffany Kopcak, Colonial Forge High School, Stafford, Virginia
Tiffany Kopcak was recently named JEA's H.L. Hall Yearbook Adviser of the Year Special Recognition Adviser. Her staff's 2020 yearbook was one of host Jim Jordan's favorite volumes, and they're known for their willingness to go in new directions for...
Rising Star Patty Gomez, Pine Crest School, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Patty Gomez has led an interesting life, and it's given her a unique perspective on education. She is the yearbook adviser at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and was recently named a JEA Rising Star for her commitment to scholastic...
Rising Star Heather Rice, One School of the Arts, Longwood, Florida
For the first episode of 2021, host Jim Jordan interviews JEA Rising Star Heather Rice, from One School of the Arts in Longwood, Florida. Rising Star trophies are awarded to advisers who are in their first five years of advising and have shown great...
Adviser of Note Emily Arnold, Aledo High School, Aledo, Texas
In this episode, host Jim Jordan chats with November 2020 Adviser of Note Emily Arnold. Listen to her story about how she built two different award-winning publications programs and how she is coping with in-person teaching and advising this year.
Making the Best of It During the Global Pandemic
On today’s episode, host Jim Jordan discusses the ways yearbook staffs continue to manage, create and sometimes even thrive in the midst of a pandemic. He spoke with five yearbook advisers from four high schools all over the country to listen to their stories about yearbook during COVID-19.Ashley Dias, El Paso, TexasSusan Colyer, Fort Smith, ArkansasKaitlin Beaudet and Michelle Kuebler, Williamsville, New YorkHillary Currier, Tigard, Oregon
Adviser of Note Susan McNulty, J.W. Mitchell High School, Trinity, Florida
Susan McNulty became a yearbook adviser early in her career as a teacher, but budget cuts tore her away from the role. Years later, she took over the J.W. Mitchell yearbook program the same year her daughter served as editor-in-chief. She took over a strong yearbook program, and books under her leadership have won recognition from all ovee. In this episode, McNulty discusses her career, her classroom, and the pressure of finishing a yearbook while the world grapples with the coronavirus.
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There’s valuable advice here for yearbook advisers, new and old, from one of the legends of high school journalism. Best of all, like all my favorite podcasts, it both educates and entertains. As my students would say: 💪🏼💯💪🏼💯💪🏼💯
Amazing, made me cry
I work hand in hand with Ms. Lerner as her Yearbook rep, and even though I know the events leading up to 2-14, and after, hearing her and Jim Jordan hash it out was cathartic. Hearing Ms. Lerner read the stories from her Yearbook was so powerful. If you’ve ever been a journalism student I encourage you to listen to this podcast.
Couldn't stop listening
I started to listen to Jim's interview with Sarah Lerner at about 11 p.m. Had to get up early to teach the next morning, but wanted to check it out for a few minutes. Couldn't stop listening. I was dragging the next morning, but it was well worth it. Great listening. Don't miss it.