Yearbook Chat with Jim

Walsworth Special Consultant Jim Jordan spent 35 years as an award-winning yearbook adviser. Now he seeks out the unique, personal stories from those still in the classroom.

Every episode brings new compelling interviews as advisers reflect on their year and career.

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Yearbook Chat with Jim

Behind every yearbook is a great story, and Jim Jordan is exploring those stories.

Join Jim as he interviews the people behind the yearbook in Yearbook Chat with Jim, part of the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network (WYPN). From new advisers who just made it through their first year, to long-time yearbook lovers looking at retirement, Yearbook Chat with Jim shows the human side of creating a yearbook.

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Current Episode

By the time he reached high school, Dow Tate was already a contributor to his local newspaper. That’s how much he was meant to work in journalism. Dow is now the publications adviser at Shawnee Mission East in Prairie Village, Kansas. Jim named him the May Adviser of Note, and it’s difficult to imagine someone more deserving. Dow’s students speak highly of him, and his staffs have won many awards. Listen in to hear Dow’s story, from growing up poor outside Dallas, Texas, to selling magazines at the age of five, to meeting his wife through the yearbook circuit!

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