Brad Golub C.J.E.
1802 Montana Court
Leander, TX 78641
Brad and Alyssa's plant consultant in Topeka is Cathy Goodman
You can reach Cathy by phone at 800-262-9725, extension 5318
In college Brad was not only the photo editor of Northeastern University's award winning student newspaper for 3 years but also worked stints at the Boston Globe and The Boston Herald. After graduating (with a Bachelor's degree in print journalism with a minor in photography), he moved to Lewisville, Texas where he was hired as a portrait photographer at a local studio. Jostens Portrait Studio opened its doors 2 years later where he was hired as the sports and special events sales manager. Starting from scratch he grew that business into a force in the DFW area. When Jostens decided to invest all of its time and money in the Yearbook and Scholastic areas, Jostens Portrait Studio shut its doors.
At that point, Brad decided to get teacher certified and did it in quick fashion. He was hired at Garland Lakeview Centennial High School where he taught Photojournalism, Journalism, Newspaper, and Yearbook. The yearbook program at Lakeview was a broken one when he took it over. With an enrollment of 2300 students, they only sold 200 yearbooks before he took over. It was his goal to change the tradition and culture in the school. Using unique marketing and the Jostens support, Brad increased sales 150% in 4 years to sell 500 books.
"I loved my time with Jostens and always knew if I had the opportunity to work for them again, I would." Well that time came, and the Central Texas yearbook rep position opened. Brad jumped at the chance and has brought his talents to the hill country. He has a tenacious attitude towards servicing and making sure everything is in the best interest of the student's education and the adviser's stress level.
Brad and his wife Jo moved to Leander in December with their two kids, Alex and Jackson. Brad spends his time coaching T-Ball, running, and hanging out in the backyard.
Brad is also TEA certified in journalism and technology applications.
You may have noticed that I now have three additional letters (CJE) after my name on this newsletter. I thought this might be a good place to tell everyone about those three little letters—how I earned them and why I am proud they follow my name.
CJE stands for Certified Journalism Educator. That means that I, as well as other Jostens reps from around the country, have taken part in the Journalism Education Association’s (JEA) rigorous accreditation process as part of Jostens formal sales representative training program. Earning the 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.
Here’s what it means to the JEA from its executive director, Kelly Furnas: “Certification from the Journalism Education Association helps signify the top performers in our profession—those individuals who are not only great educators but great journalists, too. I think it speaks volumes about a yearbook company that would make this level of excellence a standard for its representatives who interact with classrooms.”
If you are not familiar with the JEA, they are the largest scholastic journalism organization, with 2,500 members consisting of journalism teachers and publication advisers, media professionals, press associations, adviser organizations, libraries, publishing companies, newspapers, radio stations and departments of journalism. I am proud to be a part of this organization and to have been one of the first yearbook reps certified by them as a Journalism Educator.