35 Under 35 Award Program

2016-17 35 Under 35 Class

  • Natalie Allen, Kansas City Public Schools
  • Natalia Baage-Lord, Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Rebecca (Becky) Bean, South Carolina School Boards Association
  • Tiffanie Blackmon-Jones, Dallas Independent School District
  • Brian Bridges, Lake Hamilton School District  
  • Daniel Chesser, Auburn City Schools
  • Morgan Delack, Barrington 220 School District
  • Jennifer Delgado, High School District 214
  • Joelle Doye, Mineral Point Unified School District
  • Derek Duncan, Parkway Schools
  • Zachery Fountain, Dysart Unified School District
  • Robin Fultz, School District of Clayton
  • Patrick Glace, Franklin County Schools
  • Thomas Gould, Howell Public Schools
  • Taylor Green, Red Clay Consolidated School District
  • Stephanie Hansen, West Fargo Public Schools
  • Eduardo Hernandez, Herrera North Clackamas School District
  • Stephen King, Capital Region BOCES
  • Melanie Krakauer, Glenbrook HS District 225
  • Jillian Lader, Harford County Public Schools
  • Karen McBride, School District of Clayton
  • Delaina McCormack, Alexandria City Public Schools
  • Ryan McPherrin, Community Consolidated School District 93
  • Jennifer Nimke, Glenview District 34
  • Lauren Nolasco, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
  • Mike Rockwood, Lamar Consolidated Independent School District
  • Brooke Rohlfing, Raytown School District
  • Kristin Snively, Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District
  • Carrie Sterrs, Worcester County Public Schools
  • Daniel Thigpen, Folsom Cordova Unified School District
  • Tara Thompson, Northeast Technology Center
  • Ashley-Michelle Thublin, Richmond County Schools
  • Tove Tupper, Highline Public Schools
  • Emily Waszolek, Creighton Elementary School District
  • Jennifer Woodley, Great Prairie Area Education Agency

2014-15 35 Under 35 Class

35 Under 35 2014-2015

  • Adriana Parsons, Director of the Medical, Engineering and Technology Professional Academy, Peoria Unified School District, Glendale, AZ
  • Adrienne Leon, Public Information Specialist, Capital Region BOCES, Albany, NY
  • Amanda Hartle, Director of Communications and Development, North Hills School District, Piitsburgh, PA
  • Amy Simer, Communications Specialist, Canadian Valley Technology Center, Chickasha, OK
  • Amy Haynes, Communications and Marketing Specialist, Park Hill School District, Kansas City, MO
  • Annie Dickerson, Coordinator of Communications and Community Relations, Parkway School District, Chesterfield, MO
  • Centria Ewings, Communications Specialist, Legacy Traditional Schools, Chandler, AZ
  • Chris Vaccaro, Communication Specialist, Sachem Central School District, Lake Grove, NY
  • Courtney Morton, Manager of Web and Visual Communications, Oklahoma City (Okla.) Public Schools
  • Danielle Airey, Director of Community Relations, Peoria Unified School District, Glendale, AZ
  • Dani Brink, Director of Communications and Public Relations, DuPage High School District 88, Addison, IL
  • David Hicks, Web Services Coordinator, Highland Park ISD, Dallas, TX
  • Devon Ashbridge, Communications Specialist, Springfield (Ore.) Public Schools
  • Elizabeth McDonald, Public Relations Director, Meridian (Miss.) Public School District
  • Erica Taylor, Executive Director for the Office of Strategy and Communications, Charleston (S.C.) County School District
  • Everett Chinn, Public Relations Specialist, Greenville (Miss.) Public Schools
  • Jenna Engstrom, Web Content Manager, Ritenour School District, St. Louis, MO
  • Jennifer Henry, Communications Manager, Francis Howell School District, St. Charles, MO
  • Joe Bass, Communications Specialist, Metro Nashville (Tenn.) Public Schools
  • JoyLynn Occhiuzzi, Executive Director of Community and Governmental Relations, Round Rock (Texas) ISD
  • Karen Hyler, Public Information Officer, Rockingham County Schools, Eden, NC
  • Kay Villella, Assistant Director, Communication and PR, Anoka-Hennepin Schools, Anoka, MN
  • Kevin Denke, Public Information Officer, School District 27J, Brighton, CO
  • Kristyn Hunt, Media/Communications Specialist, Port Arthur (Texas) Independent School District
  • Lana Snodgras, Communications & Community Relations Director, West Plains (Mo.) Schools
  • Lauren Schlabach, Communications Director, Alma (Ark.) School District
  • Leslie McCoy, Public Relations Coordinator, Bowling Green (Ky.) Independent Schools
  • Lori O'Toole Buselt, Public Relations Coordinator, Maize (Kan.) USD 266
  • Lesley Bruinton, APR, Director of Communications, Tuscaloosa (Ala.) City Schools
  • Michael Clark, Communications Specialist, Oregon City (Ore.) School District
  • Music Watson, APR, Chief Communications Officer San Diego (Calif.) County Office of Education
  • Nicole Lawrence, Communications Coordinator, Waukee (Iowa) Community School District
  • Rachel Hicks, Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs, Minneapolis (Minn.) Public Schools
  • Willie Painter, Public Information Officer, Franklin Pierce School District, Tacoma, WA
  • Zachary Baehr, Communications Specialist, Lincoln (Neb.) Public Schools

 


2012-13 35 Under 35 Class

The first 35 Under 35 class showcased outstanding next-generation leaders.

  • Aaron Reincheld, Communications Supervisor, Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, Columbus, OH
  • Abby Cloud, Coordinator of Marketing and Public Relations, Mansfield (Texas) Independent School District
  • Ashley Simmons, Assistant Public Relations Coordinator and Grant Writer, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, Nashville, NC
  • Benjamin Horsley, Director of Communications and Community Outreach, Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Bridget McGuiggan, APR, Director of Communications, Community Consolidated School District 181, Burr Ridge, IL
  • Candace Reimer, Director of Communication Services, Erie 1 BOCES, West Seneca, NY
  • Casey White-Zollman, Director of Communications and Print Solutions, InterMountain Education Service District, Pendleton, OR
  • Cory Mason, Communications Specialist, Williamson County Schools, Franklin, TN
  • Dan Sherman, Coordinator of Communications, Questar III BOCES, Castleton, NY
  • Doug Bray, Interim Director of Communications and Community Services, Ritenour School District, St. Louis, MO
  • Emily Grobe, Public Information Officer, Hutton (Texas) ISD
  • Erica Miller, Communications and Marketing Specialist, Canadian Valley Technology Center, Chickasha, OK
  • Erika Daggett, Chief Information Officer, Sycamore Community Schools, Cincinnati, OH
  • Heather Wilson Mayo, Public Information Officer, Pitt County Schools, Greenville, NC
  • Heidi Vega, Public Relations Manager, Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix, AZ
  • Jaclyn Swords, Marketing and Communications Manager, Bloomington (Minn.) Public Schools District 271
  • Jamye Ryan, Marketing and Public Information Specialist, Tri County Technology Center, Bartlesville, OK
  • Jeff DeFranco, Vice President of Administrative Services, Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Joseph Baisley, Public Information Officer and Special Projects Coordinator, Franklin County Schools, Louisburg, NC
  • Kala Morrissey, Communication Specialist and Webmaster, Papillion-La Vista School District, Papillion, NE
  • Karen Geddeis, APR, Director of Public Relations and Communications, Glenbrook HSD 225, Glenview, IL
  • Kathryn Heidecker, Community Relations Specialist, Ulster BOCES, New Paltz, NY
  • Kenny Day, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Northeast Technology Center, Broken Arrow, OK
  • Kristen Landry, Director of Communications and Marketing, Madison Elementary School District, Phoenix, AZ
  • Linda Hall, Director of Employee Services and Public Relations, Pleasanton (Texas) ISD
  • Mario Zavala Jr., Coordinator of Communications and Community Relations, Denton (Texas) ISD
  • Marisa Vette, APR, Director of Communications and Community Relations, White Bear Lake (Minn.) Area Schools
  • Melissa Burda, Communications Coordinator, Crete-Monee School District 201-U, Crete, IL
  • Michele Kelley, Public Information Specialist, Capital Region BOCES, Albany, NY
  • Sandi Beason, Public Information Officer, Clinton (Miss.) Public School District
  • Sara Loeb, Communications Coordinator, Northbrook (Ill.) School District 28
  • Stacy Tapp, Director of Communications and Public Information, Racine (Wis.) Unified School District
  • Tierney Tinnin, Director of Media Services, Oklahoma City (Okla.) Public Schools
  • Trent Allen, APR, Senior Director of Community Relations, San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, CA
  • Zac Rantz, Director of Communication, Nixa (Mo.) Public Schools