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Jill Chittum, MJE, is a Walsworth Yearbooks sales representative. She previously taught journalism, yearbook and newspaper at Blue Valley High School in Stilwell, Kansas. Chittum worked at the Wichita Eagle, Kansas’ largest newspaper, for five years before becoming a high school journalism adviser. She teaches at summer workshops across the country, including Walsworth’s Adviser Academy, and is a presenter at state and national conventions.
Mike Taylor, CJE, is a Journalism and Key Accounts Specialist for Walsworth Yearbooks. He is a well-known speaker and instructor at yearbook workshops and conventions, known for his creativity and energy. For Walsworth, Mike travels the country each year to meet with yearbook staffs and help them improve their program in all facets. For 13 years, Mike was the journalism adviser at Lecanto High School in Lecanto, Florida, where his publications staffs won numerous state and national awards. In recognition of his contributions to scholastic journalism, Mike has been awarded the JEA Medal of Merit, CSPA Gold Key and Florida Scholastic Press Association Gold Medallion.