Congrats to NSPRA’s 2016-17 Class of 35 Under 35

NSPRA 35 Under 35The face of NSPRA is changing. Many of the new leaders in our profession are young people who are proving that strategic school communication is timeless and translates easily to this next generation of NSPRA’s Leaders in School Communication.

NSPRA announced its third class of 35 Under 35 honorees recognizing young professional members who are making a difference for their school districts or education-related employers. All honorees were 35 years old or younger on May 1, 2016. Nominations were made by current NSPRA members.

NSPRA Executive Director Rich Bagin, APR, noted, “It is exciting to see these young professionals step up to meet the challenges of our school communication profession. They continue to grow and also have much to share with all NSPRA members.”

The program was started in 2012 and many of the awardees continue to provide leadership for their state chapters and NSPRA. Each awardee’s profile is featured in NSPRA’s digital newsletters over the year. The awardees also receive a $100 discount for NSPRA’s Annual Seminar.

Check out the 35 Under 35 Class of 2016-17!

  • Natalie Allen, Kansas City Public Schools
  • Natalia Baage-Lord, Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Rebecca (Becky) Bean, South Carolina School Boards Association
  • Tiffanie Blackmon-Jones, Dallas Independent School District
  • Brian Bridges, Lake Hamilton School District (ArkaNSPRA)
  • Daniel Chesser, Auburn City Schools
  • Morgan Delack, Barrington 220 School District
  • Jennifer Delgado, High School District 214
  • Joelle Doye, Mineral Point Unified School District
  • Derek Duncan, Parkway Schools
  • Zachery Fountain, Dysart Unified School District
  • Robin Fultz, School District of Clayton
  • Patrick Glace, Franklin County Schools
  • Thomas Gould, Howell Public Schools
  • Taylor Green, Red Clay Consolidated School District
  • Stephanie Hansen, West Fargo Public Schools
  • Eduardo Hernandez, Herrera North Clackamas School District
  • Stephen King, Capital Region BOCES
  • Melanie Krakauer, Glenbrook HS District 225
  • Jillian Lader, Harford County Public Schools
  • Karen McBride, School District of Clayton
  • Delaina McCormack, Alexandria City Public Schools
  • Ryan McPherrin, Community Consolidated School District 93
  • Jennifer Nimke, Glenview District 34
  • Lauren Nolasco, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
  • Mike Rockwood, Lamar Consolidated Independent School District
  • Brooke Rohlfing, Raytown School District
  • Kristin Snively, Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District
  • Carrie Sterrs, Worcester County Public Schools
  • Daniel Thigpen, Folsom Cordova Unified School District
  • Tara Thompson, Northeast Technology Center
  • Ashley-Michelle Thublin, Richmond County Schools
  • Tove Tupper, Highline Public Schools
  • Emily Waszolek, Creighton Elementary School District
  • Jennifer Woodley, Great Prairie Area Education Agency


For past honorees and program criteria, click here