Yearbook Bootcamp Series

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Yearbook Bootcamp Series

About this Video

Start the year off right with Yearbook Boot Camp! Hosts Mike Taylor, CJE, Jim Jordan, Sabrina Schmitz, CJE, and special guests have made five special training videos to help your yearbook staff start building skills today. Fill out the form to access five videos on Organization and Leadership, Photography and Composition, Writing and Interviewing, Middle School Basics, and a walk-through of how to make the most of the updated Yearbook Help website!


Mike Taylor, CJE, is a Journalism Specialist with Walsworth Yearbooks. He taught yearbook, newspaper and television production for 13 years at Lecanto High School in Lecanto, Florida. As a well-known instructor at workshops and conventions across the country, Taylor has consulted with countless yearbook staffs to help them realize their full potential.

Jim Jordan is the former yearbook adviser at Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California, and now a Special Consultant for Walsworth Yearbooks. Jim was JEA’s National Yearbook Adviser of the Year in 1996, and his yearbook staffs at Del Campo were frequent award winners. In 2019, he was honored by JEA with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also the host of the Yearbook Chat with Jim podcast on the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network.

Sabrina Schmitz, CJE, is a Walsworth Yearbooks representative, key accounts specialist and the former publications adviser at J.W. Mitchell High School in Trinity, Florida. Under her leadership, The Stampede yearbook earned multiple CSPA Crowns, an NSPA Pacemaker, and was a Design of the Year Finalist. She was Teacher of the Year in 2013, was a District Teacher of the Year Finalist, and teaches at workshops and conventions nationwide.