Golden Achievement Award

Golden Achievement Award

The Golden Achievement Award recognizes exemplary work in all aspects of school public relations, communication, marketing and engagement. Each entry is judged individually against the contest criteria - not against other entries - and judges select as many winners as meet the award criteria.

2015 Golden Achievement Award Winners

  • Allegan Area ESA, Allegan, MI
    Headlee Restoration Millage Election
    Thomas Scheidel, Public Relations Coordinator

  • Anoka-Hennepin School District, Anoka, MN
    Website Redesign
    Kay Villella, Asst. Dir. of Comm.

  • Arlington Public Schools, Arlington, VA
    Public Relations Liaison Network
    Linda Erdos, Assistant Superintendent, School and Community Relations

  • Arlington Public Schools, Arlington, VA
    Aspire2Excellence Academic Planning
    Linda Erdos, Assistant Superintendent, School and Community Relations

  • Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO
    Attendance Area
    Georgia Duran, Ed.D., Chief Communication Officer

  • Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO
    APS 2020 Strategic Plan Engagement
    Georgia Duran, Ed.D., Chief Communication Officer

  • Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, MD
    Kid Conversation-Perseverance
    Mychael Dickerson, Chief Communications Officer

  • Bellingham Public Schools, Bellingham, WA
    The Bellingham Promise
    Tanya Rowe, Executive Director of Communications & Community Relations

  • Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD, Glenville, NY
    BH-BC High School Curriculum Guide
    Tara Mitchell, Communications Specialist

  • Calgary Catholic School District, Calgary, AB
    External Website Redesign
    Tania Younker, Dir., Communication

  • Central Islip School District, Central Islip, NY
    Education Report/Budget Edition (May 2014)
    Barbara LaMonica, Communications & PR Director

  • Central Islip School District, Central Islip, NY
    Central Islip Schools in the News
    Barbara LaMonica, Communications & PR Director

  • Charles County Public Schools, La Plata, MD
    Bringing Graduation Ceremonies Home
    Katie O'Malley-Simpson, Communications Director

  • Coeur d'Alene School District, Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Action vs. Reaction
    Laura Rumpler, Director of Communications

  • Cohoes City School District, Cohoes, NY
    We Believe
    Jodie Orzechowski, Communications Specialist

  • Hillview Middle School, Rocklin, CA
    A New View of Hillview
    Tom DeLapp, President

  • Conseil des ecoles publiques de I'Est de I'Ontario, Ottawa, ON
    Free Hugs Campaign
    Marie-France Gaumont, Director of Communication

  • Department of Defense Education Activity, Alexandria, VA
    2015 Read Across DoDEA Campaign
    Brad Fredericks, Video Producer

  • Department of Defense Education Activity, Alexandria, VA
    DoDEA Highlights
    Brad Fredericks, Video Producer

  • District School Board of Niagara, St. Catharines, ON
    Back to Kindergarten
    Brett Sweeney, APR, Communication Officer

  • Downingtown Area School District, Dowingtown, PA
    Moving from Schubert to STEM
    Patricia McGlone, APR, Director of Public Information & Development

  • DuPage High School District 88, Addison, IL
    "The State of District 88" Video Segment
    Dani Brink, Director of Community Relations

  • Elk River Area School District, Elk River, MN
    Strong Schools Strong Communities: 2014 Referendum Campaign
    Emily Kratzke, Communications Specialist

  • Excelsior Springs School District, Excelsior, MO
    POUNCE
    Jaret Tomlinson, Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent

  • Fairfax County Public Schools, Annadale, VA
    Portrait of a Graduate
    Pamela Martin & Kathleen Thomas, Manager, Multimedia Design

  • Fort Worth ISD, Fort Worth, TX
    DIG in Campaign
    Barbara Griffith, Senior Communications Officer

  • Fraser Public Schools, Fraser, MI
    Fraser Public Schools Marketing Campaign
    Nicole Malak, Community Relations Coordinator

  • Garden City UFSD, Garden City, NY
    In Their Own Words II
    Catherine Knight, Ed.D., Coordinator of Public Relations

  • Gaston County Schools, Gastonia, NC
    Community Talks with the Superintendent
    Todd Hagans, Chief Comms. Officer

  • Gaston County Schools, Gastonia, NC
    Kia Outstanding Educator Awards
    Todd Hagans, Chief Comms. Officer

  • Great Plains Technology Center, Lawton, OK
    Teacher Appreciation Video
    Teresa Abram, APR, Media Coordinator

  • Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC
    Guilford Parent Academy's Family Fun Day
    Lindsay Whitley, Director, Guilford Parent Academy

  • Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC
    Guilford Parent Academy's STEM Night
    Lindsay Whitley, Director, Guilford Parent Academy

  • Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC
    Celebration of Excellence
    Nora Shoptaw, Program Admn-Comms.

  • Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC
    GCS Choice Showcase
    Nora Shoptaw, Program Admn-Comms.

  • Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, GA
    Dual Language Immmersion Pilot — Promotional Campaign
    Laura Nurse APR, Director of Publications and Public Information

  • Harris County Dept. of Ed., Houston, TX
    Who Is HCDE?
    Louise Henry, APR, Director, Client Development Services

  • Houston ISD, Houston, TX
    2015 State of the Schools
    Helen Spencer, Chief Communications Officer

  • Houston ISD, Houston, TX
    STAAR EOC Tutorial Communications Campaign
    Helen Spencer, Chief Communications Officer

  • Howard County Public Schools, Ellicott City, MD
    Elementary School Model
    Rebecca Amani-Dove, Director of Communications

  • Kenosha USD, Kenosha, WI
    2015 Athletic Facilities Referendum
    Tanya Ruder, Executive Director of Community Partnerships and Media Relations

  • Kingdom Quality Communications & Shelby County Schools, Memphis, TN
    Strategic Communications Plan
    Renee Malone, President

  • LEARN, Old Lyme, CT
    Bee Magnet Showcase — Event Marketing at Its Best!
    Cindy Hersom, Recruitment / Marketing Specialist

  • Lexington School District One, Lexington, SC
    "Hats Off to our Retirees!" Banquet
    Mary Beth Hill, Chief Operations Officer

  • Lexington School District One, Lexington, SC
    Dream Big' Video Series
    Mary Beth Hill, Chief Operations Officer

  • Lexington School District One, Lexington, SC
    School of the Future — Now! Communications Plan
    Mary Beth Hill, Chief Operations Officer

  • Lexington School District One, Lexington, SC
    InfoSnap Online Student Registration Rollout Communications Plan
    Mary Beth Hill, Chief Operations Officer

  • Mesa Public Schools, Mesa, AZ
    Change for Change: Inspiring Student Philanthropy
    Heidi Hurst, Supervisor, District Communications

  • Mesa Public Schools, Mesa, AZ
    Education Essentials: The Impact of the Proposed State Budget on Classrooms
    Helen Hollands, Director, Communications & Marketing

  • Missouri School Public Relations Association, Creve Coeur, MO
    Engaging Yes Voters on Facebook
    Paul Tandy, APR, Treasurer

  • Missouri School Public Relations Association, Creve Coeur, MO
    Growing Up Green
    Paul Tandy, APR, Treasurer

  • Mobile County Public Schools, Mobile, AL
    Get on the Bus
    Rena Philips, Director of Communication

  • Mount Vernon Comunity School District, Mount Vernon, IA
    Mount Vernon Alumni Association Project
    Kathy Staskal, Alumni Association Communications Associate

  • New Prospect Elementary, Inman, SC
    NPE Everyday Heroes
    Gayle Elrod, Guidance Counselor

  • North Thurston Public Schools, Lacey, WA
    North Thurston Public Schools: A Compassionate Community!
    Courtney Schrieve, Director of Communications & Community Relations

  • Pascagoula School District, Pascagoula, MS
    Read! Read! Read!
    Debbie Anglin, Director of Communication

  • Peekskill City School District, Peekskill, NY
    #Protect MySchool Campaign
    Laura Belfiore, Communication

  • Peel District School Board, Mississauga, ON
    Making My Way: Pathways for All Students
    Carla Pereira, APR, Manager of Communications (Acting)

  • Peoria Unified School District, Glendale, AZ
    Peoria: 125 Years and Counting
    Danielle Airey, Public Relations, Director

  • Peoria Unified School District, Glendale, AZ
    #MySchool
    Danielle Airey, Public Relations, Director

  • Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, Pharr, TX
    College For All Conference
    Santiago Zavala III, Web Master/Graphic Designer

  • Pleasantville Union Free SD, Pleasantville, NY
    Strategic Communications Project
    Mary Fox-Alter, Superintendent of Schools

  • Poudre School District, Fort Collins, CO
    Great Happens Here
    Valerie Van Ryn, Communications Specialist

  • Poudre School District, Fort Collins, CO
    Communications Excellence: Evaluating Heat
    Danielle Clark, Executive Director of Communications

  • Prince William County Public Schools, Manassas, VA
    Crisis Management, What Parents Should Know
    Keith Imon, Associate Supt. for Comm. & Tech. Svc(s)

  • Prince William County Public Schools, Manassas, VA
    ClimateChangeLIVE
    Keith Imon, Associate Supt. for Comm. & Tech. Svc(s)

  • Questar III BOCES, Castleton, NY
    Public Relations Campaign for Schodack CSD's Capital Project
    Jason McCord, Senior Communications Specialist

  • Questar III BOCES, Castleton, NY
    Utilizing Electronic Media to Promote Successful Programs and Events
    Erin Clary, Public Information Specialist

  • Questar III BOCES, Castleton, NY
    Utilizing Electronic Media to Promote Brunswick CSD's Guidance & Counseling Center
    Kristin LaPlante, Public Information Specialist

  • Questar III BOCES, Castleton, NY
    Cairo-Durham CSD's Strategic Planning Process
    Kimberly Shannon, Public Information Specialist

  • Richland School District Two, Columbia, SC
    Richland Northeast: The Right Direction
    Theresa Riley Stephens, Ed.D., School Marketing Coordinator

  • Roanoke City Public Schools, Roanoke, VA
    Roanoke City Public Schools Social Media
    Justin McLeod, Community Relations Coordinator, Social Media

  • Roanoke County Public Schools, Roanoke, VA
    Load the Bus for Kids
    Chuck Lionberger, APR, Community Relations Specialist

  • Rush-Henrietta CSD, Henrietta, NY
    2015 Full-Day Kindergarten and Enrollment Management Proposal
    Travis Anderson, Senior Information Specialist

  • Sachem Central School District, Lake Grove, NY
    Progressing Sachem Schools to Digital Heights
    Chris Vaccaro, Director of Communications

  • Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Salem, OR
    Parent's Guide to Graduation
    Jay Remy, Dir. of Cmty Relations & Comm(s)

  • Shawnee Mission School District, Shawnee Mission, KS
    No-Tax-Increase Local Option Budget and Bond Mail-in Ballot Election
    Leigh Anne Neal, Associate Superintendent for Communications

  • Shawnee Mission School District, Shawnee Mission, KS
    Launch of the Digital Learning Initiative
    Leigh Anne Neal, Associate Superintendent for Communications

  • Shawnee Mission School District, Shawnee Mission, KS
    Safety and Security Enhancements and Emergency Operations Planning
    Leigh Anne Neal, Associate Superintendent for Communications

  • Spring Branch ISD, Houston, TX
    The SBISD Values Jam: One Goal. One Family. One Set of Core Values.
    Linda Buchman, Community Relations Officer

  • Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MO
    Summer School 2015
    Teresa Bledsoe, Director of Communications

  • Summit Hill District 161, Frankfort, IL
    Future Leaders Cadre
    Barb Rains, Superintendent

  • Township HSD 214, Arlington Height, IL
    The First 100 Years: District 214 Centennial Celebration
    Erin Brooks, Asst. Dir., Cmty Engagement/Outreach

  • Twin Rivers USD, North Highlands, CA
    Tuberculosis: Myth vs. Reality
    Zenobia Gerald, Director of Communication

  • Twin Rivers USD, North Highlands, CA
    Feel the Difference
    Zenobia Gerald, Director of Communication

  • Utah Education Network, Salt Lake City, UT
    First Nations Experience: Feather Campaign
    Rich Finlinson, APR, Communication Manager

  • Utica Community Schools, Sterling Heights, MI
    UCS Means Success
    Christine Johns, Ed.D., Superintendent

  • Waterloo Community SD, Waterloo, IA
    Safety in Our Schools, Crisis Communications
    Tara Thomas, Dir., School/Cmty Relations

  • Whiteville City Shools, Whiteville, NC
    Edgewood Elementary School Community Outreach
    Rhonda Bullard-Dutton, Public Information Officer

  • Whiteville City Shools, Whiteville, NC
    Whiteville High School Public Engagement
    Rhonda Bullard-Dutton, Public Information Officer

  • Whiteville City Shools, Whiteville, NC
    Bullying Prevention Programs
    Rhonda Bullard-Dutton, Public Information Officer

  • Williamson County Schools, Franklin, TN
    WCS Profile of Excellence
    Cory Mason, Asst. Communications Director

  • Williamson County Schools, Franklin, TN
    WCS Be Nice
    Cory Mason, Asst. Communications Director

  • Williamson County Schools, Franklin, TN
    Williamson County Schools Sucessory Program
    Cory Mason, Asst. Communications Director

 


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