NSPRA’s 35 Under 35 Program

NSPRA 35 Under 35Every other year, the NSPRA 35 Under 35 program recognizes young professional members who are making a difference for their school districts or education-related employers. In fall 2020, NSPRA announced its fifth class of 35 Under 35. This group of emerging leaders is proving that strategic communication is timeless, extending easily to our next generation of school public relations professionals. 

To be nominated as a member of the 35 Under 35:

  • Nominees must be age 35 or younger as of the nomination deadline  
  • Nominees must have worked in school public relations for at least one year;
  • Nominees must be a professional member of NSPRA;

Members of the 35 Under 35 classes have contributed to NSPRA in various helpful ways. Many serve, plan to serve, or have served as chapter officers. Some write for our Social School PR blog, have presented at NSPRA Seminars, or participated as panelists for our PR Power Hours. Their insight is invaluable in keeping NSPRA on the forefront of school public relations.

NSPRA will announce when the nomination window opens for the next class. After the nomination period closes, nominees are invited to submit a brief bio and their membership is confirmed. Judges choose the next 35 Under 35 class based on outstanding responses. 

This award is sponsored by #SocialSchool4EDUEach honoree is featured in an issue of the NSPRA This Week member e-newsletter and receives a discount to the next NSPRA National Seminar.


Class of 2020-21 

  • Elizabeth Beadle,  Middletown (Ohio) City School District
  • Ashton Brellenthin, Danville (Ind.) Community School Corporation
  • Kate Brown, Waterford Union High School, Waterford, Wis.
  • Eva Craner, Twin Falls (Idaho) School District #411
  • Stevie Crovetto, St. Charles Parish Public Schools, Luling, La.
  • Rachel Frost, Region 10 Education Service Center, Richardson, Texas
  • Eric Hagemann, Osseo Area Schools, Maple Grove, Minn.
  • Tyler Hill, Arlington (Tenn.) Community Schools
  • Audrey Holtzman, Parma (Ohio) City School District
  • Jada Jonas, Iredell-Statesville Schools Statesville, N.C.
  • Cody Kennedy, Olathe (Kan.) Public Schools
  • Ashley Kryscynski, Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Conor Laffey, Oak Harbor (Wash.) Public Schools
  • Claudia Lemus-Campos, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, Pharr, Texas
  • Cristen Maddux, School District of Indian River County, Vero Beach, Fla.
  • Jeremy Maskel, Omaha (Neb.) Public Schools
  • Mandy Mayberry, Autry Technology Center, Enid, Okla.
  • Lenora McEntire Doss, Floyd County Schools, Rome, Ga.
  • Callen Moore, Walton County School District Monroe, Ga.
  • Andrew Munson, Lenawee Intermediate School District, Adrian, Mich.
  • David Nielsen, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, Bedford , Texas
  • Tarah O’Connell, Northbrook (Ill,) School District 27
  • David Olson, Sycamore (Ill.) Community School District #427
  • Alissa Ouderkirk, Capital Region BOCES, Albany, N.Y.
  • Melissa Reese, Allentown (Pa.) School District
  • Jared Revlett, Owensboro (Ky.) Public Schools
  • Olivia Rice, Terrell (Texas) ISD
  • Andrew Robinson, Gettysburg (Pa.) Area School District
  • Celina Rodriguez, Mount Vernon (Wash.) School District
  • Corey Ryan, Leander (Texas) ISD
  • Jahantab Siddiqui, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, Md.
  • Kimberly Uelmen, Howard-Suamico School District Green Bay, Wis.
  • Bryan Winfrey, Valley Christian Schools, Chandler, Ariz.
  • Erica Yelland, DoDEA, Alexandria, Va.
  • Nicole Young, Clay County District Schools, Green Cove Springs, Fla

View a list of past 35 Under 35 honorees.

NSPRA's 35 under 35 Recognition Program is sponsored by #SocialSchool4EDU.