Jostens Renaissance Announces 2013 Outstanding Educators of the Year
2013 Coordinators of the Year and Hall of Fame members celebrated at Jostens Renaissance 22nd National Conference
Minneapolis, MN - Jul 16, 2013

Jostens has announced the 2013 educators who were inducted into the Jostens Renaissance® Hall of Fame at the 22nd annual Jostens Renaissance National Conference on July 11-13 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Jostens Renaissance Hall of Fame honor is presented to educators who demonstrate exceptional leadership and results to inspire academic achievement. They have also made a significant impact supporting the program at both the state and national level. In addition to the Hall of Fame inductees, six educators were named Jostens Renaissance Coordinators of the Year for program accomplishments in their school.

The Jostens Renaissance Hall of Fame members and Coordinators of the Year received honorary rings and awards from Mark Scharenbroich, Emmy-award winning keynote speaker and author, and Lisa Spain, Director of Jostens Educator Services.

2013 Jostens Renaissance Hall of Fame Inductees
Thomas Mead Nichols, North Stafford High School, Stafford, Virginia
Jennifer Sasai, Walker Junior High School, La Palma, California
Doreen Anne Schaefer, Sequoya Middle School, Holtsville, New York

2013 Jostens Renaissance Coordinators of the Year
Phillip Caroll Campbell, Portland High School, Portland, Tennessee
Jean Ganze, LaSalle Peru Township High School, LaSalle, Illinois
Rhett Ladner, Hancock High School, Kiln, Mississippi
Jamie Mooring, Puyallup High School, Puyallup, Washington
Lorrae Swartz, Logan Middle School, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Meg Ward, Stratford High School, Goose Creek, South Carolina

"Jostens is honored to recognize these outstanding and distinguished educators as members of Jostens Renaissance Hall of Fame and Coordinators of the Year," said Lisa Spain, Director of Jostens Educator Services. "The passion and dedication of these educators, along with educators all over the world, are the driving force in impacting students’ academic performance, attendance and behavior. They have been instrumental in creating improved morale in their schools, which has resulted in raised GPAs, school attendance rate and graduation rate of their students. They have also addressed the intangibles, they have worked with their school colleagues to create an environment where every student belongs, not just attends."

More than 4,500 schools across the US and Canada use Jostens Renaissance to inspire students to achieve higher grade point averages, increase attendance and help improve the overall school atmosphere and culture. Through strategies, practices and connections to successful schools that are part of the Jostens Renaissance network, the program demonstrates how well-designed recognition of all students, faculty and staff can improve academic performance, increase graduation rates and build school spirit. Jostens Renaissance is just one of the many tools, resources and support elements available from Jostens Educator Services Division.

Jostens is committed to supporting the school’s mission and works tirelessly with educators to assure they are staying on the critical timely issues that are important to schools today. The goal is to align in such a way that Jostens demonstrates what real collaborative partnerships can be like for educators, students, and school communities for the 21st century. More information about Jostens Renaissance is available at

About Jostens
Minneapolis-based Jostens is a leading designer and producer of championship products, programs and services that help athletic champions and their fans tell their stories and celebrate their achievements. The company's products also include school yearbooks and other memory book products and scholastic products such as class rings and graduation products. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics sampling and educational and trade publishing segments.