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. This award is sponsored by #SocialSchool4EDU.

Class of 2020-21 35 Under 35 Class 

  • 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

About the 35 Under 35 Program

The program recognizes young professional members who are making a difference for their school districts or education-related employers. Members are nominated every other year for consideration. 

Criteria for Nomination 

The criteria to be eligible to be nominated as a member of the 35 Under 35 is straightforward:

  • 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.

After the nomination period is closed, nominees are invited to submit a brief bio and their membership will be confirmed. Once all of these profiles have been submitted, judges choose the next 35 Under 35 class based on outstanding responses. Once selected, the honorees are notified. For the Class of  2020-21, each honoree is featured in NSPRA This Week. Additionally, they will receive a discount to the 2021 Seminar in New Orleans.

For past honorees, click here

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