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Mica Carpenter, CJE *

Serving the San Antonio Area since 1998


Mica has been serving the San Antonio area schools since 1998 after graduating from the University of Texas, with a degree in Photojournalism. Mica’s love for publications began when she worked on the yearbook in middle school and as Editor of the James Madison High School, Montpelier Yearbook in the early 1990’s. She now teaches specialized workshops and loves to spend her time in the classroom helping students reach their yearbook goals.

Mica has two boys, Riley, an 8th grader, and 8-month-old, Maverick. Mica loves to spend time with her boys at the beach and the pool, with family and friends, taking photos of her boys and nephews, experimenting in the kitchen and planning adventurous weekend trips.



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* 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.

Mica is an amazing trainer!

When I think of Mica (Jostens in the flesh) a duty list comes to mind. It includes, but is in no way limited to brainstormer, troubleshooter, and a wealth of knowledge. However, the one duty that stands out above the rest is trainer. I started my career as a Journalism educator under Mica’s tutelage, 5 years ago in the middle of a school year. Never for a moment did I feel unsupported as I got my footing. Today, she still fulfills my personal 3Rs of a yearbook representative: reachable, reliable, and resourceful.

— Cheryl Stewart
Harris Middle School [TX]


My students enjoy working with Mica

My students at Poth HS enjoy working with Mica because she is so personable, she gives my staff valuable ideas, and she is always available to help fix in problems that arise. The program that Jostens produces is user-friendly, and the books colors and vividness when printed are of high quality. This is my second year as the adviser, and I get compliments on last year’s book all the time. I am so glad that we switched to Jostens and have Mica as our representative!

— Amy Lyssy
Poth High School [TX]


Mica is a go-getter!

Mica is a go-getter and she has put in so much time and dedication to help me not only develop a working curriculum for my classes, but she has also helped me create an award winning yearbook. She encourages me almost daily to keep up the good work with positive emails and she makes me feel like our publication is as important to her as it is to us. It doesn’t hurt that she attended our school when she was younger. She still knows all of the ins and outs and takes pride in what we produce.

— Amanda White
Garner Middle School [TX]

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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.