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A Message From NSPRA President Nicole Kirby, APR

Author: Sarah Loughlin/Thursday, May 26, 2022/Categories: News

A Message From NSPRA President Nicole Kirby, APR

As we continue to reflect on and process the incredibly tragic and senseless school shooting that left 21 people dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, earlier this week, a stoic truth remains: As school communicators, we know this could happen in any of our communities. During times like these, NSPRA remains more committed than ever to serving as a partner and trusted resource to our members as well as to our mission of helping school communicators to make a difference for students and communities.

Below, watch a message from NSPRA President Nicole Kirby, APR, to the entire school public relations community.

Nationwide Walkout Planned for Today (May 26, 2022)

Walkouts are expected to take place today at 12 p.m. ET in schools around the country. Visit NSPRA's Resources for Supporting Democracy and Politics in Action webpage for resources that may be helpful as districts seek to provide leadership and understanding.

School Violence Resources and Support

NSPRA provides a variety of resources at to assist members and all school PR professionals with their communications related to acts of violence on a school campus. Resources include NSPRA-produced materials, school district examples and public resources from other organizations.

Additional Information

Find school crisis resources from Learning First Alliance (LFA) organizations and associations here. LFA is a partnership of leading education organizations, including NSPRA.

As always, please reach out to NSPRA at 301-519-0496 or if you have any questions or need additional support. Your association, colleagues and friends are here to lend help in any way we can.


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