During the NSPRA 2021 National Seminar, 12 association members were recognized for earning their accreditation in public relations between July 2020 - June 2021. The six members present at the Seminar were invited to participate in a pinning ceremony during the Annual Meeting and Celebration of Achievement.  They also were invited to attend a special networking lunch with fellow APRs.



During its annual meeting at the NSPRA 2021 National Seminar in July, the NSPRA Executive Board affirmed by acclamation three new members. They are  Cathy Kedjidjian, APR, as president-elect; Phillip Campbell as Northwest Region vice president; and Cindy Warner, APR, as Southeast Region vice president. The new board members formally take office on Oct. 1.



This fall marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Memories of 9/11 are still vivid for many adults today, but current students in grades K-12 were not alive then and have no personal memories of the event.  That presents a challenge for school systems seeking to engage students in commemorating 9/11.



New this year, for the 2021 NSPRA National Seminar,  you'll get the daily scoop! The Seminar Scoop newsletter will be sent to all in-person and virtual attendees Monday through Thursday to share the latest news and updates.



NSPRA provides a variety of resources to assist members with their school communications related to issues of equity, diversity and race relations. Many of the resources are developed by association members, including volunteers serving on the Communication Equity and Diversity Task Force. 



The National School Public Relations Association is pleased to announce Kimberly Koop, Director of Information Services in El Dorado (Kan.) Public Schools USD 490 received the 2021 APR Scholarship.  She was chosen out of a competitive pool of over 40 applications. This scholarship for NSPRA members was available for  those pursuing their Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). It was made possible thanks to sponsor Finalsite. 



Claren McLaughlin,(pictured below left), marketing and public relations specialist, Moses Lake (Wash.) School District and Meagan Dorsey, (pictured below right), public relations/information officer, Dothan (Ala.) City Schools, have been named the 2021 NSPRA Foundation Seminar Scholarship recipients.



The National School Public Relations Association is honoring Susan Brott, APR, with one of its most prestigious recognition awards: the Barry Gaskins Mentor Legacy Award. The award recognizes a practicing school public relations professional for outstanding efforts in mentoring colleagues new to school public relations; providing counsel and advice on job success; and assisting colleagues in their professional development by creating or providing programs and activities designed to improve PR skills and knowledge.



The National School Public Relations Association is honoring Bob Noyed, APR, with its highest member honor: the Presidents Award. The award recognizes an NSPRA member for outstanding professionalism and integrity throughout a career as an educational PR practitioner. Honorees are chosen for contributing to the advancement of educational PR, for active involvement and leadership at the national level, and for their substantive professional contributions to NSPRA. 



The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)  is looking for a Marketing Manager to join our team. This position is immediately available for the right candidate.  Apply today for consideration