Today the National School Public Relations Association is pleased to recognize the inaugural School Communicators Day on Friday, May 13. Last July, the NSPRA Executive Board unanimously voted to officially recognize School Communicators Day on the second Friday in May beginning in 2022. 



NSPRA is pleased to announce Julie Thannum, APR, senior strategist at CESO Communications, as the recipient of the 2022 NSPRA Presidents Award. 



Jared Cotton, Ed.D., superintendent of Chesapeake (Va.) Public Schools, has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Communication Technology Award for Superintendents. The award, presented by NSPRA in partnership with Blackboard, recognizes one district leader annually for leadership in redefining, upgrading and integrating cutting-edge communication technology to improve and expand outreach and engagement with internal and external education stakeholders.



Each year, the NSPRA Foundation for the Advancement of Education funds and administers several scholarships for individuals to attend the NSPRA National Seminar. Congratulations to the 12 recipients selected to receive one of the 2022  Seminar scholarships!



NSPRA is pleased to announce Jill Filer, director of communications and community relations for Harrisonville (Mo.) Schools, as the recipient of the 2022 Barry Gaskins Mentor Legacy Award. She will be honored at the NSPRA 2022 National Seminar during the General Session on Tuesday, July 19, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel.



As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, the conflict's wide-reaching impacts are being felt by students and families across the United States.



NSPRA joins educators, school leaders and public education advocates across the country to celebrate Public Schools Week 2022 on Feb. 21-25, 2022. 

Hosted by the Learning First Alliance (LFA), the week aims to highlight and speak out on the vital role that local public schools play in students and our nation’s futures.

See the press release below.



Press Release



The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) has honored the best work in school communication for more than 50 years. From successful bond campaigns and crisis communication strategies to outstanding social media engagement and more, submit your best work to any or all of the three award programs below for the chance to earn national recognition for your district or organization’s school communications efforts!



In the first of its kind, this program will bring together superintendents and their communication directors from districts around the country to create a roadmap for moving their own school district forward in the complex area of communication. 



Don't miss this year's largest professional development event for school communication professionals. Registration for the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) 2022 National Seminar is now open!