Category Archives: About Me

Photo by Dani Klemes

Photo by Dani Klemes

Gaby Herbst
Beverly Hills High School English Department
Highlights newspaper/website adviser
Watchtower yearbook adviser


Teaching and scholastic journalism experience

National High School Journalism Convention, San Diego, Calif, April 2014:

  • Staying sane: advising multiple publications
  • Introduction to multimedia

SCJEA Webmaster

Sept. 2011-Current: Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, Calif.
English Dept.: Beginning Journalism, Advanced Journalism, Yearbook
ROP Teacher: Desktop Publishing
Highlights Newspaper Adviser: Second place high school newspapers from the Los Angeles Press Club 2011-12, NSPA First Class 2012 (with mark of distinction in Content/Coverage), Pacemaker Finalist 2012, Pacemaker 2012 Advsier: NSPA First Class 2012 (with marks of distinction in Content/Coverage and Design/Navigation), eighth place Best in Show (Fall 2012 NHSJ Convention)
Watchtower Yearbook Adviser

National High School Journalism Conference participant:  Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2014

August 2011:  Journalism Education Association
Outreach Program participant

September 2007-June 2011:  South Gate High School, South Gate, Calif.
Core English Teacher: 9, 10, 11
Rambleback Yearbook Adviser, 2007-11:  NSPA First Class, 2009, 2010, 2011 (two marks of distinction in Photography and Content/Coverage)
Rambler Newspaper Adviser, 2009-10
School Site Council President, 2010-11
Media and Communications Lead Teacher, 2010-11

September-December 2006:  Culver City Middle School, Culver City, Calif.
Student Teacher:  grades 6-7

January-May 2006:  Today’s Fresh Start Charter School, Crenshaw, Calif.
Co-teacher:  grade 3


Other professional certifications:  Certified Journalism Educator from JEA

Post-graduate:  Career Technical Education credential, 2011

Graduate studies:  Pepperdine University, MAE, Clear California Teaching Credential (English Language Arts, Introductory Art), 2007

Undergraduate studies:  Pitzer College, BA, 2005
Majors:  Sociology (honors), Studio Art (emphasis in photography)
Study abroad:  London, England.  Focus in journalism.

High School:  Beverly Hills High School, 2001