I'm Lori Mortland, CJE

Central Illinois Yearbook Representative

My Philosophy

Student or teacher: I've been in your shoes. As a senior in high school, my Walsworth rep showed me that publishing a yearbook holds life lessons worth much more than a grade and taught me skills I would use for a lifetime.

In my 14 years as an adviser, I taught to support my yearbook habit. Walsworth offered support, affordability and flexibility that made me feel like a member of the family. I love that we are large enough to accomplish even the wildest yearbook plans, but small enough to know your name when you call. The value placed on service and education with Walsworth is the best in the industry- hands down.

I didn't leave education to work here; I simply changed classrooms. Walsworth is the only company I would have left my own classroom for. If you're not working with Walsworth, you're missing out. It's that simple. Let me show you the difference.

I don't say all this because I work for Walsworth. I work for Walsworth because I've been saying all this for the last 14 years.

Worried about coverage this fall?

Walsworth is here to help!

Take some time to listen to what yearbook folks from around the country are thinking about, regarding their plans for yearbook coverage with the upcoming year.

Watch this recent session hosted by Walsworth consultant, and former award-winning adviser Jim Jordan, called Developing a New Coverage Mindset.

Did you attend Walsworth's recent Adviser Academy? Which included a roundtable discussion on coverage and how yearbooks might look this fall? It's not too late to sign up to catch the recordings.


Check out the Design Showcase

Get inspired in Walsworth's Design Showcase!

  • The Cover Gallery has already been updated for 2020.
  • The Photo Contest Gallery has been updated with winners from our 2020 contest.
  • The Theme Gallery will be updated soon with new 2020 yearbooks!


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!

What People Are Saying...

Knowing we needed extra help, Lori always made herself available and made more visits than I’m sure she wanted. Lori has rejuvenated a love for yearbook at our school, and I very much look forward to working with her in years to come. Anyone is lucky to have her knowledge and skillset as an asset to them.

- Dana Schott, Adviser, Lincolnwood High School, Raymond, Illinois


(Lori) goes above and beyond to help build a staff that is independent, well trained and capable of rocking the yearbook year after year. During my tenure alongside her, we produced award-winning books year after year. Not to mention all the awards she accumulated of her own accord in the years prior. This is evidence of her ability to train an adviser and staff how to produce the very best for the student body.

Yearbooks produced as part of Lori’s team will truly be meaningful keepsakes to the students who own them for years to come. Staff members that she comes into contact with will be inspired and find skills they didn’t know they had. She has inspired many a past staff member to pursue careers in fields they were exposed to through their participation as part of the yearbook.

- Heather Reed, Adviser, Jersey Community High School, Jerseyville, Illinois
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