Ms. Lisa Dennison

Phone: 314/776-3300 Room 410W Media Center 413W


Degrees and Certifications:

BA; MA MO Certifications: English Speech & Theatre Journalism K-12 Library Media Specialist K-12 Special Education

Ms. Lisa Dennison

Photo, left: Ms. Dennison with 2018-19 Journalism Crew

A NOTE ABOUT 2019-20 YEARBOOKS: Print production and shipment has been delayed due to the unusual circumstances of quarrantine. We expect them near the end of June and plan to deliver to seniors, as well as the large format senior class photo, at our comencement later in the summer. Underclassmen and staff will pickup at Gateway when we return to our building. Thanks for your patience!

Journalism/Yearbook has more than doubled in size this year and I am excited to lead this unique class. Journalism I is now open to sophomores and anyone else who needs "bootcamp" training in writing and photography, as well as graphic design, for print and online media.

These students make up the staff of our online news magazine, JagTown News, and all photographs from their beats are uploaded as content for the yearboook.

In Publications, we have an experienced crew of students who will guide our online newsmagazine staff in editorial decision making, as well as finalize the pages our annual yearbook. 

All students are involved in the details of production, such as coordinating picture days, photographing events during and after school, as well as cataloguing the content and details of the entire year. The lessons and skills practiced lead to student growth and maturity in all other disciplines. I am a firm believer in the practical arts as "real world" experiences supporting the core disciplines.

Yearbooks are not just for seniors anymore! While their imprint is indeed prominent, we want to encourage all grade levels to document their years at Gateway through writing and photography submissions to our publications and bring home a yearbook each year, memorializing their growth through high school!