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.

Register now for 2020 Adviser Academy!

Prepare yourself for your best year yet by joining us in July at our 2020 Adviser Academy in Kansas City!

Take your yearbook to the next level by attending this workshop for advisers only.

You'll learn from an award-winning panel of instructors. Learn more, and register, by visiting the Adviser Academy website here.https://walsworthadviseracademy.myevent.com/

Time to start recruiting for next year

Class selection and enrollment for next year are starting at many schools, so it's time for you to start recruiting for next year's yearbook staff.

This article outlines 15 ways you can ramp up your recruiting efforts... starting right now!

Check out the 2019 Cover Gallery!

Starting to brainstorm for next year's cover? Get some inspiration by scrolling through all the new 2019 books in the updated Cover Gallery.

The new Cover Gallery is this way!

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!

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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