Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award

The Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award is given annually to a practicing superintendent or CEO of a school district, education agency or service center in recognition of outstanding leadership in school public relations and communications. This award is given in memory of Robert L. Grossman, ASPR, an NSPRA past president who believed that the support and commitment of our top education leaders is vital to successful school communication. The award is presented during a General Session of the NSPRA National Seminar, and the recipient receives a registration to the Seminar and two nights lodging.

Intrado purple logoThe funding for this award is provided through the sponsorship of Intrado and by the NSPRA Foundation for the Advancement of Education through memorial donations from NSPRA chapters and colleagues. 

Submit your online nomination today. Nominations for the Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award are due annually by April 15.

2020 Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award Recipient

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Joelle Magyar
Brecksville-Broadview Heights City (Ohio) School District

Superintendent Magyar’s robust and dynamic communications approach elevates her district’s success. In order to sufficiently ensure that all stakeholders have access, trust and engagement in the school community, she leads the effort to communicate in practically every communications medium through her program "Multiple Mediums Maximizing Message" (M.M.M.M). The work she has done with her M.M.M.M. program solidified Magyar as a comprehensive communication leader, where her communications are not 'email only' or 'print only,

Magyar has a “Superintendent’s Column” in three local periodicals mailed to 12,000 homes monthly. Magyar emails approximately 4,000 stakeholders nearly 50 times a year with relevant messages and community updates. These emails have a 60% open rate. She has also developed individual building profiles in hard copy and electronic copy for each of the five schools in her district of 3,700 students. She regularly posts from her twitter account, @SuperBeeBBH.

Another one of Magyar’s accomplishments is incorporating video into her communications. She recently developed her own video chat, “Honey from the Hive,” a weekly update to the community.


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