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.

2011 Golden Achievement Award Winners

  • Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO
    Promotion of Social Media in APS
    Georgia Duran, Chief Communication Officer

  • Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO
    VISTA 2015 Strategic Plan Promotion
    Georgia Duran, Chief Communication Officer

  • Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO
    APS P-20 Campus/Pathways
    Georgia Duran, Chief Communication Officer

  • Bellingham School District, Bellingham, WA
    Superintendent's Entry Plan: Listening and Learning to Strengthen Relationships for Student Success
    Tanya Kersteins Rowe, Dir., School Info & Comm

  • Bethel School District, Spanaway, WA
    PCSC Marketing Campaign
    Krista Carlson, Communications Director

  • Bibb County Public Schools, Macon, GA
    Superintendent Job Profile
    Chris Floore, Director of Public Relations

  • Caddo Public Schools, Shreveport, LA
    Establishing District Communications
    Tricia Grayson, Dir., Comms. & Marketing

  • Caddo Public Schools, Shreveport, LA
    Vision 20/20 Strategic Plan
    Tricia Grayson, Dir., Comms. & Marketing

  • Calgary Catholic School District, Calgary, AB
    Calgary Catholic School District 125th Anniversary
    Tania Younker, Director, Communications

  • Calgary Catholic School District, Calgary, AB
    Sacred Heart Single Gender Program
    Tania Younker, Director, Communications

  • Calumet School District 132, Calumet, IL
    The "May We Educate You?" Program
    Elizabeth Reynolds, Superintendent

  • Cherry Creek School District, Greenwood Village, CO
    Budget Matters
    Tustin Amole, Director of Communications

  • City School District of Albany, Albany, NY
    Getting There Means Being Here
    Ron Lesko, Director of Communications

  • Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, GA
    Keep Clayton Beautiful Calendar
    Vicki Jacobs, Implementation Specialist

  • Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, GA
    Principal Partner Day
    Rhonda Burnough, Community Relations Liaison

  • Community Consolidated School District 62, Des Plaines, IL
    2010-2011 U62 Program
    Mindy Ward, Director of Community Relations

  • Crete-Monee School District 201U, Crete, IL
    Find the Warrior in You / 8th Grade Open House
    Melissa Burda, Communications Coordinator

  • DoDEA, Arlington, VA
    Back to School Website
    Frank  O'Gara, Chief, Communications

  • DoDEA, Arlington, VA
    Month of the Military Child Campaign
    Frank  O'Gara, Chief, Communications

  • DoDEA, Arlington, VA
    Teacher of the Year Campaign
    Frank  O'Gara, Chief, Communications

  • DoDEA, Arlington, VA
    Video Wall
    Frank  O'Gara, Chief, Communications

  • DSB of Niagara, St. Catharines, ON
    Premier's Award of Excellence - Staff Recognition Project
    Brett Sweeney, Media Relations Officer

  • DSB of Niagara, St. Catharines, ON
    "Putting the Pieces Together" - Internal Communication Program
    Kim Yielding, Mgr., Comms. and Public Relations

  • DSB of Niagara, St. Catharines, ON
    Public Education Is... PSA's Promoting Public Education
    Kim Yielding, Mgr., Comms. and Public Relations

  • East Baton Rouge Parish SB, Baton Rouge, LA
    We'll Make You Think Marketing Campaign
    Chris Trahan, Dir., of Comms. & Cmty Engagement

  • Elmhurst CUSD 205, Elmhurst, IL
    EEPRT - Elmhurst Education Program Review Technique
    Melea Smith, Director of Communications and Public Relations

  • Fayetteville Public Schools, Fayetteville, AR
    Project Millage 2010
    Alan T. Wilbourn, Public Information Officer

  • Fort Worth ISD, Fort Worth, TX
    Parent and Community Support for Eliminating the Achievement Gap
    Nancy Ricker, Exec. Dir., Parent and Public Engagement

  • Fort Worth ISD, Fort Worth, TX
    Recognition of FWISD's Community Partners
    Nancy Ricker, Exec. Dir., Parent and Public Engagement

  • Fort Worth ISD, Fort Worth, TX
    Fit Forth Worth
    Barbara Griffith-Moffett, Senior Communication Officer

  • Fort Worth ISD, Fort Worth, TX
    Gold Seal Programs of Choice
    Barbara Griffith-Moffett, Senior Communication Officer

  • Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, NY
    Afternoon Tea for Senior Citizens and Past Parents
    Catherine Knight, Coordinator of Public Information

  • Gilbert Public Schools, Gilbert, AZ
    Improving Communication with Families of Special Education Students
    Dianne Bowers, Director, Marketing & Public Relations

  • Glenbrook High School District 225, Glenview, IL
    District Communications Plan
    Karen Geddeis, Director of Public Relations

  • Guilderland Central School District, Guilderland Center, NY
    2011-12 School Budget Public Engagement Plan
    Amy Zurlo, Communications Specialist

  • Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC
    2011 State of Schools
    Lillian Govus, Communications Manager

  • Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC
    Celebrating Excellence in Education
    Lillian Govus, Communications Manager

  • Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC
    Social Media Launch
    Laurie Hogan, Program Administrator - Comms.

  • Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, GA
    Be There
    Sloan Roach, Exec. Dir., Comm. & Media Relations

  • Hamilton County Schools, Chattanooga, TN
    Expect More, Achieve More: Community Awareness Campaign
    Danielle Clark, Director of  Communications

  • Hamilton-Wentworth DSB, Hamilton, ON
    Visual Identity Campaign
    Sue Phillips, Corporate Communications Department

  • Hamilton-Wentworth DSB, Hamilton, ON
    School Websites
    Matt Minty, Project Leader

  • Hampton City Schools, Hampton, VA
    Anti-Sagging Campaign
    Ann Stephens-Cherry, Exec. Director of Public Relations & Marketing

  • Harris County Department of Education, Houston, TX
    Marketing Choice Facility Partners
    Louise L. Henry, Marketing & Client Development Officer

  • Harrison School District 2, Colorado Springs, CO
    Positively Harrison
    Jennifer Sprague, Public Information Officer

  • Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, Bedford, TX
    Cradle to Classroom
    Judy Ramos, Director of Communications

  • Indian Prairie CUSD 204, Naperville, IL
    Internal Communication Program
    Janet Buglio, Director of Communications

  • Kenton County Schools, Fort Wright, KY
    Education Celebration: "Live Your Dream"
    Teresa Nickell Wilkins, Public Information Officer

  • Ladue School District, St. Louis, MO
    Prop O Campaign Materials & Web Site
    Susan  Dielmann, Director of Communications

  • Marion County Public Schools, Ocala, FL
    Magnet Expo - Attracting Attention
    Kevin Christian, Public Relations Officer 

  • Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater, OK
    High School Recruitment and Retention "My Way" Marketing Campaign
    Dana Wallace, Director, Communications and Marketing

  • Monticello Central School District, Monticello, NY
    Celebrating Culture & Diversity in the Monticello Central School District
    Renata  Gittler, Communications Specialist

  • Muscogee County School District, Columbus, GA
    Be There Campaign
    Valerie Fuller, Director of Communications

  • Noblesville Schools, Noblesville, IN
    "Keeping Our Schools Strong" Facilities Referendum Campaign
    Sharon Trisler, Director Public Relations

  • Northbrook School District 27, Northbrook, IL
    Closing a School (and Living to Tell About it)
    Gail Kahover, Director of Communications

  • Orange City School District, Pepper Pike, OH
    The Orange Story
    Lou DeVincentis, Communication Coordinator

  • Pascagoula School District, Pascagoula, MS
    Family Interactive Center Super Saturdays
    Debbie Anglin, Director of Communications

  • Peel District School Board, Mississauga, ON
    WebCreate Elementary School Websites
    Brian Woodland, Director, Communications & Strategic Partnerships

  • Peel District School Board, Mississauga, ON
    What is a Peel Board student worth?, Brian Woodland, Director, Communications & Strategic Partnerships

  • Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp, Mishawaka, IN
    Penn Pride is Alive
    Teresa J. Carroll, Director of Communications

  • Pewaukee School District, Pewaukee, WI
    Referendum for Expansion/Remodeling Projects
    Wendy Wong, Public Information Coordinator

  • Quakertown Community School District, Quakertown, PA
    Communicating the Change to Standard Based Grading
    Erica Stein, Community Relations Coordinator

  • Resource Training & Solutions, St Cloud, MN
    Leadership in Educational Excellence Award Ceremony
    Robert C. Cavanna, Executive Director

  • Richland School District Two, Columbia, SC
    Preserving the Legacy of Anna Love Boyd
    Theresa Riley, Public Information Officer

  • Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, VA
    Dropout Prevention Initiative
    Felicia Cosby, Communications Officer

  • Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, VA
    RPS Budget Free Fall '10
    Felicia Cosby, Communications Officer

  • Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, VA
    The State of the Schools Address
    Felicia Cosby, Communications Officer

  • Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, VA
    The Choice Campaign
    Felicia Cosby, Communications Officer

  • Roanoke Co Public Schools, Roanoke, VA
    Finding Brittany - the successful search for an aducted student
    Charles Lionberger, Community Relations Specialist

  • Roanoke Co Public Schools, Roanoke, VA
    Graduation Live!
    Charles Lionberger, Community Relations Specialist

  • Schalmont Central School Distriict, Schenectady, NY
    Efficiency Study Communications Plan
    Audrey Hendricks, Comms. Specialist and Web Coord.

  • Schaumburg School District 54, Schaumburg, IL
    District 54 Internet Communication Campaign
    Terri McHugh, Community Relations Director

  • Scottsboro City Schools, Scottsboro, AL
    Increasing Stakeholder Involvement
    Elizabeth Pitchford, Community Education Specialist

  • Shawnee Mission School District, Shawnee Mission, KS
    SMSD's Legislative Information Series
    Leigh Anne Neal, Associate Superintendent for Communications

  • Shawnee Mission School District, Shawnee Mission, KS
    Charting a Course of Continued Excellence
    Leigh Anne Neal, Associate Superintendent for Communications

  • Shelby County Schools, Columbiana, AL
    Renew Now for Our Children's Future
    Cindy Warner, Public Relations Supervisor

  • Shoreline Public Schools, Shoreline, WA
    The Social Experiment
    Craig Degginger, Public Information Officer

  • Simcoe-Muskoka Catholic DSB, Barrie, ON
    Summer School 2010
    Diane Legg, Director of Communications & Public Affairs

  • Simcoe-Muskoka Catholic DSB, Barrie, ON
    Come Grow With Us
    Diane Legg, Director of Communications & Public Affairs

  • St. Helens School District, St. Helen, OR
    Student Honors and Opinions Movement
    Patricia Adams, Superintendent

  • St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, Covington, LA
    Salem High School Ribboncutting
    Meredith Mendez, Director of Communications

  • Stanislaus Co Office of Ed, Modesto, CA
    SCOE Fitness Challenge
    Judy Leitz, Communications Coordinator

  • Starkville School District, Starkville, MS
    GoPlay Initiative
    Nicole Thomas, Public Information Officer

  • Sussex Tech. School District, Georgetown, DE
    Open House Marketing Campaign
    Carolyn O'Neal, Public Relations Coordinator

  • Tyler ISD Foundation, Inc., Tyler, TX
    Education Foundations: Fulfilling the Need for Sophisticated Training
    Larry Goddard, Executive Director

  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach, VA
    Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville HS Museum
    Yolanda Jones-Howell, Public Relations Coordinator

  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach, VA
    Public Engagement/Parental and Community Involvement Initiation
    Melissa McQuarrie, Director, Community Relations

  • Volusia County School District, Daytona Beach, FL
    District-Wide Energy Conservation Program
    Jessie Clark, Energy Management Specialist

  • West Des Moines Community Schools, West Des Moines, IA
    Booster Pak Program
    Lauri Pyatt, School/Community Relations Specialist

  • Wichita Falls ISD, Wichita Falls, TX
    Internal Budget Communication Plan
    Renae Murphy, Public Information Officer

 


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