JEFF MOFFITT began his yearbook journey in seventh grade. Since then, he has shared his design, writing, photography, and marketing skills with yearbook staffs around the globe, teaching at local, state, national and international conventions and workshops and meeting with staffs one-on-one. Moffitt, a Master Journalism Educator, advised the award-winning Torch yearbook and Oracle newspaper at Olympia High School in Orlando, FL for 11 years and is a National Board Certified teacher in career and technical education. Moffitt was OHS’s 2007 Teacher of the Year. JEA named him a Special Recognition Yearbook Adviser in 2010 and a Rising Star in 2006. He is a Creative Accounts Manager with Jostens.
SHARI ADWERS, a Master Journalism Educator, advises both yearbook and newspaper at Grosse Pointe North High School in Michigan. Shari believes the key to an awesome staff and publication is to be sure people are doing what they love. She emphasizes student leadership, embraces technology, and maximizes individual talent. After the final deadline, you can find her teaching fitness and yoga classes, chasing her dog and cats, cooking and traveling the globe with her husband Ryan.
AVA BUTZU teaches yearbook and English at Grand Blanc High School in Michigan. Her yearbook staff produces a 400-page yearbook that has been regarded as innovative in coverage and design from several press associations and has earned awards at multiple levels, including earning Crowns from CSPA and continual top honors at the state level. Ava’s interest in approaching yearbook as a complete journalism and entrepreneurship team-building experience has encouraged her students to pursue design, writing, journalism, photography and marketing degrees in college. She thrives on the teaching experience and is happy to work with any school to help them love yearbook as much as she does.
BRENDA FIELD, a Master Journalism Educator, has been advising yearbooks for the past 20 years. Her staff at Glenbrook South High School in Illinois creates a 524 page book that has been recognized by state and national press associations and has regularly earned NSPA Pacemakers and CSPA Crowns, and her book was also named to the NSPA Hall of Fame. Brenda lives and breathes yearbook and loves every aspect of working with students, both at home and at workshops, as they bring their vision to life.
RUSS KEBERLY teaches Language Arts, Creative Writing and Yearbook at Holmes Middle School in Livonia, Michigan where he makes a steady career enjoying the drama and enthusiasm of adolescent life. Outside the classroom, he travels and plays Wii with his wife, Janell, and kids, Brynn and Logan. In his spare time, he freelances with his brother, Ryan, in his family business - Keberly Photography.