The Washington Journalism and Media Conference


Faculty Advisor

Beth Marshall, CJE, M.Ed., advises yearbook (The Endeavor) and currently teaches sophomore English courses at Richmond-Burton Community High School in Richmond, IL.  She has been teaching and advising journalism for the last eight years, and she has taught English for more than 30 years. She is a Certified Journalism Educator, and she earned her M.A.Ed in Journalism Education through Kent State University in May 2020. This program helped develop her passion for scholastic journalism. She was also selected to attend the 2019 CSJ Advanced Advising Workshop at Kent State University in OH. Beth’s yearbook staff has earned numerous state awards including IJEA Best Overall Yearbook and All-KEMPA recognition as well as first class ratings from the NSPA. Currently, Beth is the President of the Kettle Moraine Press Association, which works with scholastic journalism students and their teachers throughout Northern Illinois and Wisconsin. She is married and the proud mother of three young men, Flynn (26), Will (23) and Reed (22). Her oldest son, Flynn, has Down syndrome. He has taught her the importance of acceptance and kindness and Flynn has also made her a fan of the WWE. Beth is excited to join the faculty at WJMC.