December 18, 2009 / News

Des Moines elementary teacher calls yearbook a highlight of the job

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Take a look at this story from the Des Moines Register about Matt Todd, an elementary school teacher in Iowa who has now also been the yearbook adviser at Wallace Elementary School for the past four years.

When he started, Todd said he “hadn’t even heard of yearbook for elementary students.” Now, there’s a yearbook program in place at Wallace, teaching the young kids valuable lessons about organization and publishing that they likely can’t get anywhere else in the school.

Now, Todd told the newspaper being a yearbook adviser is “one of the highlights of his job.”

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.