Storytelling – Jen Bladen
Jen Bladen has been a yearbook professional since 1998: first as a high school adviser in San Diego, then as a sales representative for one of the nation’s largest yearbook publishers.
From 2006-2015, she taught at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California. Where, she advised the Pacemaker Finalist and Silver Crown-winning Vox Populi yearbook, and was also the department head for the middle school communications department which included speech, debate, journalism and student government.
In 2015, she earned her Master of Education in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum from the University of Missouri and her Master Journalism Educator from the Journalism Education Association.
“I am lifelong learner in leadership education. It is my great passion to teach students, teachers, employers, employees how to communicate compassionately, delegate effectively and reach their fullest potential as individuals and a team.”
While Jen speaks about yearbook journalism and leadership at workshops and conventions across the country, she calls Tulsa, Oklahoma, home.