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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 JEA Distinguished Adviser.

In this episode, Leland and host Jim Jordan discusses how he built his program from the ground up, the importance of going home at a decent time every night, and how he musters the energy for their annual lock-in tradition.

Leland is Walsworth's August Adviser of Note, and you can learn more about him at