August 16, 2016 / Curriculum / News

Yearbook Suite‘s Field Guide will prep new advisers

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The newest edition to Walsworth’s Yearbook Suite curriculum – the “New Advisers Field Guide to Yearbook” – is now available as a PDF download in the Yearbook Suite section of

This informative new unit is designed to help advisers navigate the world of yearbook, teaching them what to do and when, and will specifically give new advisers the tips and pointers they need when first starting.

Each section contains practical suggestions, checklists and easily digestible tips. The Field Guide covers the following areas:

  • Preparing you
  • Preparing your classroom
  • Preparing your students
  • Preparing your school
  • Preparing to end the year

Even experienced yearbook advisers will likely find the Field Guide useful as a refresher or to pick up some new tips.

The Field Guide was written by two former yearbook advisers, Walsworth Yearbooks sales representative Jill Chittum, MJE, and Mike Taylor, Walsworth’s journalism specialist.

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.