JEA convention number 40

Written by Jim Jordan

Not sure why i know this but the Portland JEA/NSPA convention is my 40th.

I took my first group to the spring convention in Tuscon back in 1986. What a great time we had. The funkiest part was the BBQ and rodeo in “Old Tucson.” Although they are now scattered around the U.S. from Boston to New York to Texas, I still keep in touch with almost all of them.

Putting out a great publication is amazing, but it’s even better to be building friendships that will last for years. May you and your staff begin or continue a great journey of friendship here in Portland.

Jim Jordan
Jim Jordan

Jim Jordan is a Special Consultant for Walsworth Yearbooks and the host of the Yearbook Chat with Jim podcast. He is former yearbook adviser at Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California. Jim was the 1996 JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year, and shares his expertise with students and advisers at workshops and conventions across the country. Jim is the lead mentor for Walsworth's Adviser Mentor Program.