I have taught middle school for 16 years. The last 13 of those have been Business Education and Career Connections. I have been a yearbook adviser for 12 years. Last year, my public middle school won the National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award. I believe in yearbooks being relevant to today's students. It is about showcasing ALL students and their lives. Now I have moved to a new school, and I am so excited! I will be teaching 8th grade Language Arts and I will be taking over their yearbook. I will be building a yearbook staff from the ground up.
Students should learn by doing. For yearbook, I believe it should be 100% created by the students. I coach, I teach, and I challenge them, but it is ultimately up to the staff to make the yearbook. My staff is a diverse mix of students, because I believe a great yearbook staff represents the majority of students.
2016 National Yearbook Program of Excellence (this award is rare for a public middle school)
Yet to be added
I am a geek and proud of it! My hobbies include sewing, Mid Century Modern design, retro/vintage style, and recreating the Middle Ages with a non-profit group called the Society for Creative Anachronism.