I'm Lori Mortland

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.

Photo courtesy of IJEA

Congrats to all participants for competing in this year's Illinois JEA Contest, and winners for being recognized. Three Walsworth schools won Division titles, including Brown County High School (Division 1), Meridian High School (Division 2) and Triad High School (Division 5).

I'm proud to represent schools in 44 of 45 categories in Divisions 1-5! When I was an adviser, my staff's books placed in IJEA categories 10 consecutive years. Now, it's my pleasure to help my schools take their work to the next level.

Not with Walsworth? Let's talk about how I can help you WIN!

Come to the Spring Roundtable on Feb. 28!

Advisers - join us for a Spring Roundtable event on Feb. 28. Held at the Residence Inn by Marriott South in Springfield, this forum is day where advisers set the agenda.

We address your issues, questions and solutions together. The cost to attend is FREE! Lunch is provided. More details can be found on this flier.


Summer is coming! Attend our workshop

Would you like to start the year with trained newbies, a complete theme package and a marketing plan to increase book and ad sales?

All these are possible when you and your staff attend our Summer Workshop at Illinois College, June 23-25.

See the registration form for all the details!

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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