Bill Straub, CJE *
The Chuck Norris of Yearbooks
Bill brings a diverse skill set to Jostens and to the schools of the Philadelphia area… historian, journalist, designer, photographer, educator, editor, presenter, trainer and all around yearbook superhero/nerd.
Dutifully serving the schools of the Philadelphia area since 1997, Bill proudly celebrates 20 years with Jostens! He gratefully welcomes the opportunities & challenges of our amazing yearbook world.
Also, be sure to attend his super-unique “Your Time” lesson — an original & interactive presentation on the significance of recording today’s history.
* CJE // Certified Journalism Educator: This rep has been certified by the Journalism Education Association (JEA). Earning this certification requires weeks of preparation and passing a three-hour exam focusing on journalistic writing and editing, graphics and design, legal and ethical considerations, fiscal management, leadership training, conflict resolution and more.
More like a friend
My business experience with Bill over the past 7 years has felt more like a personal family friend, rather than a business associate. Bill responds to all issues, requests, concerns, comments [or] rebuttals within minutes or hours. He is supportive, fair, honest, and truly just an all-around amazing person.
— Valerie Szeliga
Strath Haven High School [PA]
You are the best!
I know you always say ‘you’re just doing your job,’ but we all must receive credit where credit is due… and you deserve it. I couldn’t ask for a better person to help and advise me in the year-long process of designing the yearbook. I am in awe of how you stood up in front of an auditorium full of people and spoke so wonderfully of my yearbook staff. Today you displayed an act of kindness, leadership, & friendship that I have never seen before.
— Danielle Small
Pottsgrove High School [PA]
My staffs adore Bill
My 4 yearbook staffs have unanimously adored him, and his wonderful on-the-spot artistry really blew them away. Within an hour of his arrival, he had designed, with all the students around him offering their ideas, a cover unlike we’ve ever done before. The enthusiasm Bill fueled made my group come together as a team. That is only one example among many. I am amazed, over and over again, by the efficiency, compassion, and creativity of Bill.
— Norma DaCrema
Academy Notre Dame [PA]
Yearbook Pro Tips
Jostens Yearbook Workshops
From theme creation to design principles, a Jostens Yearbook workshop goes well beyond the basics. Our hands-on immersive experiences will teach your yearbook staff how to create and sell something truly amazing.