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.

2012 Golden Achievement Award Winners

  • Alamo Heights ISD, San Antonio, TX
    Web Forward
    Patti Pawlik-Perales, Communication Specialist

  • Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO
    Aurora Public Schools Bond Events
    Georgia Duran, Chief Communication Officer

  • Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO
    Annual Truancy News Conference and Door-Knocking Campaign
    Georgia Duran, Chief Communication Officer

  • Baldwin-Whitehall School District, McDonald, PA
    Baldwin-Whitehall School District Real Estate DVD
    Carrie Butler, PR Specialist

  • Bethel School District, Spanaway, WA
    Possibilities 2012
    Krista Carlson, Director, Communications

  • Calgary Catholic School District, Calgary, AB
    Social Media - A Guide for Schools
    Tania Younker, Director, Communications

  • Calgary Catholic School District, Calgary, AB
    Help Plan Our Future
    Tania Younker, Director, Communications

  • Capital Region BOCES, Albany, NY
    Education Speaks
    Deborah Bush-Suflita, Program Mgr., Communicatiuons

  • Capital Region BOCES, Albany, NY
    Tax Levy Cap Communications Campaign
    Deborah Bush-Suflita, Program Mgr., Communicatiuons

  • Central Islip School District, Medford, NY
    “An Appeal for State Aid”
    Barbara LaMonica, Communications & PR Director

  • Central Valley School District 356, Spokane Valley, WA
    “Community Connections”
    Melanie Rose, Public Information Officer

  • Cherry Creek School District, Greenwood Village, CO
    District/School Websites Redesign
    Tustin Amole, Director of Communications

  • Cherry Creek School District, Greenwood Village, CO
    Veterans Week
    Tustin Amole, Director of Communications

  • Clarke County School District, Athens, GA
    Athens Community Career Academy Rebranding
    Anisa Sullivan Jimenez, Director of Public Relations & Communications

  • Clarke County School District, Athens, GA
    Seeing is Believing Bus Tour
    Anisa Sullivan Jimenez, Director of Public Relations & Communications

  • Clear Creek ISD, League City, TX
    Educating, Engaging, and Empowering
    Elaina Polsen, Dir., Public Information

  • Community Unit School District 300, Carpentersville, IL
    Campaign to Limit Sears’ Tax Breaks
    Allison Strupeck, Director of Communication Services

  • Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, MI
    Spring Schools Transition Comprehensive Communications, Marketing & Outreach Campaign
    Steven Wasko, APR, Chief Communications Officer

  • District School Board of Niagara, St. Catherine, ON
    “Creating Community Through Visual Identity: Crossroads Public School Branding Project”
    Lorraine Randell, Visual Communications Designer

  • District School Board of Niagara, St. Catharines, ON
    Character Education Public Service Announcement
    Brett Sweeney, Communication Officer

  • District School Board of Niagara, St. Catharines, ON
    Homework Help Program
    Brett Sweeney, Communication Officer

  • District School Board of Niagara, St. Catharines, ON
    “Education Week 2011 - Celebrating Our Community Partners”
    Kim Yielding, Manager, Comms. and Public Relations

  • District School Board of Niagara, St. Catharines, ON
    DSBN Academy: Specialized Communication Project
    Kim Yielding, Manager, Comms. & Public Relations

  • DoDEA, Arlington, VA
    Response to Tsunami in Japan
    Frank O’Gara, Communications Chief

  • DoDEA, Arlington, VA
    Stop Bullying
    Frank O’Gara, Communications Chief

  • DoDEA, Arlington, VA
    Be Here Campaign
    Frank O’Gara, Communications Chief

  • Duluth Public Schools, Duluth, MN
    Duluth’s 21st Century Public Schools
    Katie Kaufman, Public Relations

  • DuPage High School District 88, Addison, IL
    DuPage High School District 88 Newsletter
    Dani Schweigert, Director of Community Relations

  • Fort Worth ISD, Fort Worth, TX
    Growing Social Media Project
    Barbara Griffith-Moffett, Senior Communication Officer

  • Francis Tuttle Technical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
    High School Recruitment Campaign
    Jeff Knapp, Communications Manager

  • Garden City Public Schools, Centerport, NY
    “In Their Own Words” Video
    Catherine Knight, Coordinator of Public Information

  • Gilbert Public Schools, Gilbert, AZ
    Daily News
    Dianne Bowers, Director, Community Relations

  • Gilbert Public Schools, Gilbert, AZ
    “Caught in the Act...” Recognition Program
    Dianne Bowers, Director, Community Relations

  • Greenville ISD, Greenville, TX
    Spread the Red
    Keli Tharp, Director of Community Relations

  • Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC
    Board of Education Recognition Program
    Jennifer Landes, Program Administrator - Comms.

  • Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC
    Thank a Teacher 2011
    Jennifer Landes, Program Administrator - Comms.

  • Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC
    Guilford Parent Academy’s Healthy Family Celebration
    Haley Miller, Media Relations Manager

  • Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, GA
    Strategic Priorities for 2010-2020
    Laura Nurse, Director of Publications and Public Information

  • Hampton City Schools, Hampton, VA
    “Recipe For Success” School Board Appreciation
    Ann Stephens-Cherry, Director of Public Relations & Marketing

  • Henry County Public Schools, Collinsville, VA enVISION 2018 Strategic Plan
    Melany Stowe, Communications & Community Relations

  • Houston ISD, Houston, TX
    The Role of Two-Way Communication in the Launch of a New Teacher Appraisal and Development System
    Aggie Alvex, Chief of Communications

  • Houston ISD, Houston, TX
    Houston ISD’s Implementation of a New Teacher Appraisal and Development System
    Michelle Phillips, Manager, Strategic Communications

  • Indian Prairie District 204, Aurora, IL
    204TV.org
    Janet Buglio, Director, Communication Services

  • Joliet Township High School District 204, Joliet, IL
    Joliet Township High School Character Campaign
    Kristine Schlisman, Community Relations Director

  • Kent ISD, Grand Rapids, MI
    Movie Premiere: A Smile As Big As The Moon
    Allison Kaufman, Director of Marketing and Communication

  • Lexington County School District One, Lexington, SC
    Leading As One
    Mary Beth Hill, Chief Communications Officer

  • Liberty Central School District, Liberty, NY
    Liberty Central School Wall of Fame
    Allison Mehr-Ruef, Public Information Specialist

  • Loudoun County Public Schools, Ashburn, VA
    Energy Conservation Program
    Wayde B. Byard, Public Information Officer

  • Loudoun County Public Schools, Ashburn, VA
    Monroe Technology Center Marketing
    Wayde B. Byard, Public Information Officer

  • Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents, Elmsford, NY
    Mandate Relief Campaign
    Louis Wool, President

  • Madison Elementary School District, Phoenix, AZ
    Promotion of the blended Learning Program
    Kristen Landry, Director of Communications

  • Madison Elementary School District, Phoenix, AZ
    Media Relations
    Kristen Landry, Director of Communications

  • Madison Elementary School District, Phoenix, AZ
    Crisis Communication
    Kristen Landry, Director of Communications

  • Marion County Public Schools, Ocala, FL
    Be There: Engaging Parents & Their Kids
    Kevin Christian, Public Information Officer

  • Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis, MN
    MPS We Give Campaign
    Stan Alleyne, Chief Communications Officer

  • Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools, Rockville, MD
    Superintendent’s Entry Plan
    Dana Tofig, Director, Public Information

  • Norman Public School, Norman, OK
    NPS’ Mobile App Communications Campaign
    Shelly Hickman, Dir., Public Information

  • Orange City School District, Pepper Pike, OH
    Crisis Communication Plan
    Lou DeVincentis, Communication Coordinator

  • Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL
    Change Starts With Me Campaign
    Pam Carson, Sr. Manager, Community Resources

  • Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL
    Pest Invasion Rapid Response
    Katherine Marsh, Sr. Manager, Media Relations

  • Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL
    Thinking Outside the Lunch Box
    Brian Siatkowski, Sr. Manager, Sales and Marketing

  • Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Holland, MI
    5 Things
    Michelle Ready, Supervisor, Communications & Integrated Marketing

  • Parkway School District, Chesterfield, MO
    The Power of People
    Paul Tandy, Director of Communications

  • Pascagoula School District, Pascagoula, MS
    Super Saturday! Curriculum Nights
    Debbie Anglin, Director of Communications

  • Peel District School Board, Mississauga, ON
    School Food Action Coalition Project
    Brian Woodland, APR, Director, Communications & Strategic Partnerships

  • Peel District School Board, Mississauga, ON
    Welcome to Kindergarten
    Brian Woodland, APR, Director, Communications & Strategic Partnerships

  • Prince William County Public Schools, Manassas, VA
    Pollinator Live: A Distance Learning Adventure
    Benjamin Swecker, Supervisor, Media Production Services

  • PVNC Catholic District School Board, Peterborough, ON
    2011-2012 Strategic Priorities
    Nancy Sharpe, Manager of Communications

  • PVNC Catholic District School Board, Peterborough, ON
    The Colour of Equity
    Nancy Sharpe, Manager of Communications

  • Questar III BOCES, Castleton, NY
    ‘Formulation our Future’ Campaign
    Tasha Anderson, Communications Specialist

  • Questar III BOCES, Castleton, NY
    Cultivating Communication: Launching a District Facebook Page
    Tasha Anderson, Communications Specialist

  • Questar III BOCES, Castleton, NY
    Revamping the opening day program for staff
    Daniel Sherman, Coordinator of Communications

  • Questar III BOCES, Castleton, NY
    Improving internal communications
    Daniel Sherman, Coordinator of Communications

  • Questar III BOCES, Castleton, NY
    Facilitating a communications planning process
    Daniel Sherman, Coordinator of Communications

  • Questar III BOCES, Castleton, NY
    Addressing inequities in public education
    Daniel Sherman, Coordinator of Communications

  • Resource Training & Solutions, St Cloud, MN
    Education Support Staff Recognition Event
    Rob Cavanna, Executive Director

  • Richland School District Two, Columbia, SC
    The Richland Two Story
    Theresa Riley, Ed.D., Public Information Officer

  • Roanoke County Public Schools, Roanoke, VA
    Reduce Bus-Related Accidents
    Charles Lionberger, APR Community Relations Specialist

  • Rockland BOCES, West Nyack, NY
    “How You Can Help Rockland BOCES”
    Stephanie Gouss, Director of Communications

  • Round Rock ISD, Round Rock, TX
    Budget Reduction Community Outreach
    JoyLynn Occhiuzzi, Executive Director of Community Relations

  • Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Salem, OR
    Bond Construction Communication Program
    Jay Remy, Dir., Community Relations & Comms.

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

  • Shawnee Mission School District, Shawnee Mission, KS
    Shawnee Mission Legislative Information Communication
    Leigh Anne Neal, Associate Superintendent for Communications

  • Shawnee Mission School District, Shawnee Mission, KS
    The Shawneee Mission Research and Development Forum: 50 Years of Excellence and Innovation
    Leigh Anne Neal, Associate Superintendent for Communications

  • Shawnee Mission School District, Shawnee Mission, KS
    Shawnee Mission Summer Lunch Bunch
    Leigh Anne Neal, Associate Superintendent for Communications

  • Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District, Barrie, ON
    Math Homework Help
    Diane Legg, Director, Communicaions & Public Affairs

  • Stanislaus County Office of Education, Modesto, CA
    Choose Civility County-wide Initiative
    Judy Leitz, Communications Coordinator

  • Sycamore Community Schools, Cincinnati, OH
    Social Media Integration
    Erika Daggett, Chief Information Officer

  • Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, TX
    Truth About Schools Campaign
    Karen Strong, Chief Communications Officer

  • Tri County Technology Center, Bartlesville, OK
    Branding/Rebranding Campaign - The Strategy Center
    Tiffany Bruce, Dir., Marketing & Public Info

  • Vancouver Public Schools, Vancouver, WA
    Report to the Community: Morphing from Print to Multi-Media
    Kris Sork, Communications Director

  • Virginia Beach City PPublic Schools, Virginia Beach, VA
    “Community Outreach and Public Engagement Initiative: Mentorships in Virginia Beach City Public Schools”
    Laura Smart, Partnership Coordinator, Office of Community Relations

  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach, VA
    Parent Connection Initiatives: Beach Bags & Technology Academy
    Melissa McQuarrie, Director, Office of Community Relations

  • West Des Moines Community Schools, West Des Moines, IA
    Expanding Facebook to Our Schools
    Lauri Pyatt, School/Community Relations Specialist

  • West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School District 197, Mendota Heights, MN
    School District 197 Levy Referendum Campaign
    Susan Brott, Director of Communications

  • Wichita Public Schools, Wichita, KS
    Tech Focus - Wichita Public Schools
    Jennifer Bellinger-Sipes, Producer-Director

  • Zachary Community Schools, Zachary, LA
    Community Celebration 2011
    Adonica Pelichet Duggan, Communications Specialist

 


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