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Aug 30, 2018

Lori Oglesbee is a force of nature.

Born and raised in Louisiana, she knew while still in high school that she wanted to teach yearbook. She recently retired from teaching. During her 34-year career, she served as a yearbook adviser in three different states. In the course of her notable career, she established her...

Aug 23, 2018

Leland Mallett has been doing scholastic journalism since the seventh grade, even though what he really wanted was to build a waterbed.

He is now the yearbook adviser at Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas. His scholastic journalism has won many awards since it was founded in 2007, and Leland was named a 2017...

Aug 16, 2018

The first year as an adviser will be nerve-wracking for anyone, but if you're coming into a well-established, award-winning program it can be even more intense!

Jim Jordan spoke to three first-year advisers who followed in the footsteps at legendary programs - including the young adviser who took over his program. 

Aug 9, 2018

In episode 5 of Yearbook Chat with Jim, Jim Jordan interviews Mike Simons, "the energizer bunny of scholastic journalism."

Mike and Jim discuss their long-standing friendship, the moment Mike realized what he needed to do to make his yearbook program great, and why new(ish) yearbook advisers shouldn't be afraid...

Aug 2, 2018

Walsworth's president, Don Walsworth, has been around yearbooks all his life. In episode four of Yearbook Chat with Jim, he and Jim Jordan discuss the company's humble beginnings in the Great Depression and the hard work that brought the company to where it is now, as one of the top five yearbook companies in...