Jostens Yearbook Camp

Marci Pieper
Pieper has had a variety of educational leadership positions in her 30-year career as a teacher, technology director, assistant principal, creative consultant and back to publications adviser. Over the years she has advised newspapers, yearbooks and literary magazines, and even took a quick shot at video production. She currently advises the Clamo yearbook at Clayton High School in St. Louis after a brief hiatus as an administrator. She retired from administration in 2014, After three weeks of retirement her school called and asked if she would be interested in retuning to advise the yearbook and co-teach a photojournalism course and she jumped at the chance to go back to her love. Her student’s publications have been awarded NSPA Pacemakers, CSPA Gold Crowns and Silver Crowns, and her students have been frequent recipients of top honors in national photography competitions as well as NSPA Design of the Year, Jostens photo of the year and design of the year. She has been a frequent workshop speaker and has presented sessions on design, photo, writing, and many other aspects of journalism education at national, state and local conferences in 32 states and Canada. She has been recognized with the following awards for her work in education: the CSPA Gold Key, Special Recognition adviser in the National Yearbook Teacher of the Year competition, Missouri Journalism Teacher of the Year, Missouri EDDY Award for Excellence in Education, Most Influential Teacher from UM Columbia, and Teacher of the Year at Francis Howell North HS. In her spare time, she is an avid photographer and does freelance graphic design work. She has also served as Missouri Interscholastic Press Association President, Sponsor of School Publications of Greater St. Louis President, Former State Director for JEA,  and currently coordinates the state contests for Missouri JEA.

Marci Pieper, advisor

The student yearbook site of Jostens
Marci Pieper