I started as a yearbook adviser with NO yearbook experience in my past. I had a journalism degree, but I had no idea what a ladder was, I didn't remember how to use InDesign and deadlines were terrifying. This 440-page yearbook wasn't going to make itself!
By the spring of my first year, I was teaching InDesign and graphic design basics at the National High School Journalism Convention. The following year, I taught organizational tips for advisers, and by my third year I was teaching InDesign "tips and tricks" to help you work smarter and not harder. My third yearbook won a CSPA Silver Crown - the first in our school's history - and my fourth yearbook has been nominated for another.
My personal philosophy is that there is no challenge too big. My favorite aspect of this job is solving problems; whether that is helping fix something that isn't working the way it is or finding a "better way" to do something so life can be easier, I love to help. I want to help find what you need, I want to help find what you desire, and I want to help find what you didn't even know you could have!
So, my question to you is - "How can I make a difference for you?"
Yearbook photographers across the country now have their chance to win one of eight $150 Visa® gift cards (and bragging rights, of course) with their photos featured in Walsworth’s Design Showcase.
AND new this year is the category "Life during the pandemic," so we're excited to see lots of unique submissions. Enter today!
Walsworth Yearbooks would like to provide you with something to help you reset as you approach summer vacation.
As part of the Walsworth Speaker Series, we are proud to present international speaker and best-selling author, Anne Grady, and her Resilience Reset webinar on April 15. She will provide you with resources and strategies for finishing the school year strong!
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You will find advice from other advisers and tips from yearbook staffers around the country talking about the things that have helped them be successful. You don't want to miss out.
Allison Miller is phenomenal! She has made my experience with Walsworth and as a yearbook adviser enjoyable and fun. She cares deeply about her schools and advisers. She will do all she can to make your yearbook a success.
As a new yearbook adviser, I had little knowledge about the details that involved producing a quality book. Not only was Allison there to help every step of the way, she'd often stop what she was doing and take panic-stricken phone calls, always finding ways to avoid what I had deemed a crisis. I'm not sure how I would have survived my first year without her.