January 15, 2021 / News / News & Notes

Tiffany Kopcak named JEA Special Recognition Yearbook Adviser

Written by Sarah Scott

Congratulations to yearbook adviser Tiffany Kopcak, CJE! She has been named a Journalism Education Association 2020 Special Recognition Yearbook Adviser.

Kopcak advises the Apollo yearbook at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, Virginia, and started as a yearbook adviser in 2007.

Walsworth yearbook representative Shelby Flamm said about Kopcak, “I always leave [her classroom] feeling inspired and that I have learned something new. This is usually because Tiffany is always developing new ideas, creatively dreaming up something that has not been done before and continues to be a pioneer for yearbook journalism.”

The 2020 H.L. Hall Yearbook Adviser of the Year is Mitchell Ziegler, CJE, of Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California. JEA recognized six other yearbook advisers.

2020 Distinguished Yearbook Advisers:

  • Phillip Caston, CJE, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Matthew LaPorte, CJE, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas.
  • Yvette J. Manculich, CJE, Powell Middle School, Littleton, Colorado

2020 Special Recognition Yearbook Advisers:

  • Suzanne E. Abdelrazaq, John Champe High School, Aldie, Virginia
  • Robin Christopher, Del Norte High School, San Diego
  • Kelly J. Huddleston, MJE, Franklin Road Academy, Nashville, Tennessee

Each Distinguished Yearbook Adviser’s school receives $500 to be used for yearbook classroom equipment or student scholarships. The H.L. Hall Yearbook Adviser of the Year receives a $500 classroom award and a $1,000 personal prize. These yearbook advisers will be recognized this spring at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention.

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Sarah Scott

Sarah Scott is the Digital Marketing Manager for Walsworth. She enjoys working in a variety of mediums, from print to broadcast to social media. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.