About Sarah and Jordyn


Sarah Kirksey advises the Panorama newspaper, Rambler yearbook and Melodrama lit mag at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis. Kirksey has a background in photography and often photographs families and portraits. Kirksey is a 2018 JEA Rising Star recipient and is currently in her eighth year of teaching and advising journalism. Kirksey frequently presents at national and local conventions on a variety of topics, her favorite being editorial leadership and photo editing.


Jordyn Kiel advises the Excalibur Yearbook staff and co-advises the FHN media program at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, MO. She teaches introductory journalism courses throughout the day, including writing and photojournalism. Kiel is a 2017 JEA Rising Star recipient, is currently in her ninth year of teaching and advising journalism and has been involved in various state and national organizations since the start of her career, including NSPA, Quill and Scroll, JEA and CSPA.