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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