Michelle DiSimone


I'm Michelle DiSimone, CJE

Ventura County and Greater Los Angeles Area Yearbook Representative

My Philosophy

My yearbook philosophy is simple: Offer unparalleled service with exceptional quality at an outstanding price. The result is an extraordinary value for you, the customer!

With almost 30 years of yearbook experience, there is virtually nothing I haven't seen in the industry. I have the knowledge to help navigate you through not only photography lessons, design, tutorials and copy/writing lessons, but assistance with libel and copyright issues as well.

I am passionate about helping schools achieve their yearbook dreams and goals!

Lasarow wins JEA Rising Star Award

Photo by Rhonda O'Dea

A huge congratulations to adviser Samantha Lasarow, CJE, who was just awarded the Rising Star Award from the Journalism Education Association (JEA)!

She's pictured here receiving the honor this past November at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, D.C.

I love working with you, Sam! El Camino Real Charter High School is lucky to have you. Walsworth and I are proud to be your yearbook partner.

Do you know what CJE means?

I'm proud to be one of Walsworth's Certified Journalism Educators, or CJE for short.

Basically what that means is the Journalism Education Association (JEA) has certified my knowledge in the basics of journalism and media advising.

You can read more about the CJE here at the JEA website.

Consider an Elite Weekend this year!

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

Check out where our Elite Weekends will be this fall and get registered today!

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!

What People Are Saying...

Michelle has been my rep for my entire tenure of 20 years, and there is no one better. She is on top of every innovation, is versed in all platforms, and responds to emails, calls, and texts within the half hour. She meets with me whenever I need to sit with someone and watch how it’s done, or if I need a little extra help near deadline time. Michelle enjoys her job, and genuinely cares about her advisers. Her professionalism is unparalleled. She is efficient, understanding, and goes the extra mile to always solve any problems I might have.

- Lisa Hatfield, Adviser, A.E. Wright Middle School, Calabasas, California


Michelle is on top of all yearbook business. She is constantly aware of what needs to be done in order to reach our goals. Her reputation with the plant and her long-standing relationship with our school gets it done! Simply put, Michelle gets it. Her support, knowledge, and willingness to work with us have been invaluable to me as an adviser.

- Joanna Burns, Adviser, Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, California
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