I'm Jill Chittum, MJE

Fort Worth Yearbook Representative

My Philosophy

I'm the only yearbook rep in the U.S. who has earned a Master Journalism Educator certification from the Journalism Education Association. I advised journalism, yearbook and newspaper for eight years before joining Walsworth.

Prior to becoming a journalism teacher, I worked as a photojournalist at the Wichita Eagle for five years. I started on yearbook staff as a freshman in high school, and I bring a passion for helping students tell the story of the year to each one of my customer schools.

I believe that yearbook is one of the most important classes in the school. Not only does yearbook help students hone skills like communication, teamwork, meeting deadlines, writing photography and design, but it also is the only organization in the school that captures the school's history for years to come. Yearbooks are always the thing people go to when looking for images and information about a school community, and they will be there forever.

Elite Weekend is almost here!

Work with the best and prepare for next year by attending one of our virtual Elite Weekend workshops this fall! You and a few key staff members will develop your theme package with the finest yearbook instructors.

Registration is coming soon and you can learn more by visiting our Elite Weekend web pages here.

In the meantime, let our own Mike Taylor, CJE, tell you more about Elite Weekend himself in this video.

Check out the Design Showcase

Get inspired in Walsworth's Design Showcase!

  • The Cover Gallery has already been updated for 2020.
  • The Theme Gallery will be updated soon with new 2020 yearbooks!
The new Cover Gallery is this way!

Don't forget to use Yearbook Help

At Yearbook Help, you will find endless information about the yearbook process and technology.

There are also some great lessons on the journalism skills that students should learn under the Curriculum tab.

Just use your Members Only username and password to log in.

Listen to WYPN

The Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network (WYPN) produces on-demand audio content covering the world of yearbooks and scholastic journalism. Listen in to one of our shows today!

Welcome to the new school year!

Ready to make an appointment?

Just click this schedule online link and it will take you right to my calendar so you can see what open dates and times I have coming up.

What People Are Saying...

When I found out Jill was my new rep, I was ecstatic. She's an amazing photographer and designer. She knows the business and the education side. She's tech-savvy. She's a problem solver.

- Leland Mallett, CJE, Adviser, Mansfield Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas


I like working with a company, a yearbook rep, and a customer service rep, who know my school, my kids and me. They can look at our coverage, our design, and though it might not work at every school, they know what will fly within my community.

I have multiple people within Walsworth to ask about an issue, and know that they are all willing to help. My first stop will be to Jill Chittum.

- Lisa Wallace, Adviser, Fort Worth Country Day School, Fort Worth, Texas
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