Erinn Harris advises Techniques yearbook, tjTODAY newspaper, tjTODAY Online and TJTV at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va. Her staff has earned a CSPA Silver Crown, an NSPA Pacemaker, Gold Medalist and All-American critiques, and many state and local awards. JEA named Harris a Rising Star in 2010 and a Special Recognition Adviser in 2014.
Anastasia Harrison has been advising yearbook for nine years and currently teaches and advises at Legend High School. Her yearbook staffs have received First Class and All American Honors in NSPA’s critique service, as well as an NSPA Pacemaker award. They also received Gold Medalist critiques from CSPA with All-Columbian Honors. She received the JEA Rising Star Award in 2011 and recently sat for her CJE certification.
Greg Anderson has been involved with scholastic journalism for over 25 years. As a young English teacher, he was asked whether he wanted to take over the student newspaper, and he naively said, “Sure; that sounds interesting.” Little did he know that his life would never be the same, but for the better! He advised the student newspaper staffs at San Manuel HS and Sedona Red Rock HS in Arizona, and is currently the adviser of the Arapahoe Herald at Arapahoe HS in Centennial, Colorado. The Arapahoe Herald staff won a NSPA Pacemaker in 2009 and was a Pacemaker finalist for their 2013 edition. He also advises the Calumet yearbook and the Spear broadcast team at Arapahoe HS.
Danny Barocas, is entering his 12th year as the yearbook adviser at Overland High School in Aurora, CO. The Trail yearbook is consistently a CSMA All-Colorado book and has earned First Class and All-American Honors from NSPA. The Trail consistently receives Gold Medals from CSPA and was recently awarded a Silver Crown. Danny strongly believes in: the power of literature, staying hydrated, and tacos.
Justin Daigle advises Brighton High School’s Reflections Yearbook, which has earned numerous awards from the Colorado High School Press Association, NSPA and CSPA, including a 2012 Silver Crown. Justin was the 2009 CHSPA Teacher of the Year, 2010 JEA Rising Star, President of the CHSPA and 2014 Pacemaker Finalist.
Jed Palmer is the yearbook, broadcasting, and online news adviser at Sierra Middle School in Parker, CO. His journalism program has earned numerous state and national awards, including Pacemaker and Gold Crown Awards. His students have earned NSPA Picture of the Year recognitions for 10 consecutive years. Jed was the CHSPA Adviser of the Year and a JEA Distinguished Adviser in 2013. He is a frequent presenter at conventions and workshops on topics of yearbook them and photography.
Erik Austin is the yearbook adviser at Cheyenne Mountain High School and his book is a State and National Award Winner. His students are known for their phenomenal photography skills and have been recognized nationally.
Kathy Daly's yearbook staffs were awarded numerous CSPA Crowns, NSPA Pacemakers and CHSPA Awards while she taught at Overland High School. After advising, she consulted with yearbook programs and taught at numerous workshops and conventions across the country as a Herff Jones Special Consultant. She currently explores her passion as a professional photographer (KDaly Photography) while continuing to teach yearbook students.
Carrie Hendrix has been advising the Westwind yearbook for the past 14 years and the Ranger Review newspaper for nine years at Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument, Colorado. Her yearbook publication earned the All-Colorado state award five years in a row and national awards including a 2012 Silver Crown from CSPA, 2014 NSPA Pacemaker, and most recently a 2017 CSPA Silver Crown. Hendrix was named the 2015 CSMA Adviser of the Year. She enjoys presenting sessions at state and national conventions and teaching at camps to share her journalism passion. She’s a true Southern gal inside and out, complete with the accent to prove it.
Annie Gorenstein is the adviser of The CLAW Yearbook at Arvada West High School. In her four years of advising, her staffs have won numerous awards from the Colorado High School Press Association, and in 2013 they earned an All-American Critique from NSPA.
Carrie Faust is the Yearbook, Newsmagazine and Online News adviser at Smoky Hill High School. Her publications have earned many state and national awards, including Pacemaker in 2005 and several Pacemaker finalist and Silver Crown acknowledgments. Her book is consistently amongst the top in the country. Carrie was honored as a JEA Distinguished Adviser in 2009 and a Medal of Merit recipient in 2013. She is also on the JEA and CHSPA board of directors.
Tina Barber currently advises “The Guide” and “The Legend” at Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora, Colorado. As a former yerd and college journalist, she loves advising both newspaper and yearbook because it makes it possible for her to spend even more time in her happy place, the newsroom. Both CTHS publications have been recognized annually by CHSPA. She loves dogs, snowboarding, nacho cheese, the mountains, teaching writing and journalism, music, yoga, and weather movies equally. (Well, maybe queso a little more!) Tina is a National Board Certified Teacher and a Certified Journalism Educator.
RMJs goal is to help students create their best work possible during our workshop while being guided by these amazing teachers and bonding with their staffs.
Meghan Percival advises The Clan at McLean High School in Virginia. This year, Meghan received the prestigious Gold Key Award from CSPA, and the 2012 yearbook won a Gold Crown and a Pacemaker. Meghan was honored with NSPA Distinguished Adviser in 2014.