2018-2019 Project Teams/Committees

Executive Board Search Committee
(Standing Committee)

Chair: Dan Thigpen (Southwest) dthigpen@fcusd.org 916-294-9000 ext. 104550
Board Liaison: Carol Fenstermacher, APR, NSPRA president, carol_fenstermacher@csd28j.org 503-762-3602
Staff Liaison: Beth Pernerewski, bpernerewski@nspra.org 301-519-1230 

Charge:

  • To recruit and recommend a slate of one or more candidates for each NSPRA Executive Board office that will become vacant the following year. (President-elect, Southwest VP, Mideast and Northeast VP)
  • Present slate to the membership at the July 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Deadline: Slate of candidates submitted to NSPRA office no later than May 1, 2019.

Committee Members:


Audit Committee
(Standing Committee)

Board Liaisons: Lana Mueller lmueller@ltps.org 609-671-5405
Staff Liaison: Tommy Jones tjones@nspra.org  310-519-1222 

Charge:
To review outside auditor's report and make a report to the Executive Board.

Deadline: 
Report made at November 2018 Executive Board Meeting and to the membership at the July 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Committee Members:


Teller Committee
(Standing Committee)

Staff Liaison: Tommy Jones  tjones@nspra.org  301-519-1222 

Will be activated for 2018-19 if there is a contested election. 


Accreditation Committee
(Standing Committee)

Chair: Naomi Hunter, APR naomi@naomihuntercommunications.com 650-503-3205
UAB Rep: Marcia Kelley, APR marcia_kelley@hotmail.com 315-434-3415
Board Liaison: Peg Mannion, APR peg_mannion@glenbard.org 630-417-2339
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Landes, APR, jlandes@nspra.org 301-519-1221            

Charge:   

  • Develop an accreditation liaison/chair for as many chapters as possible and appropriate.
  • Identify and encourage potential APR candidates.
  • Support and use the UAB's new "it Takes a PRo" marketing campaign plan to promote Accreditation to members.
  • Write two articles for NSPRA publications - one on the value of accreditation and a second on what superintendents need to know about the value of the APR process and accreditation.
  • Serve as a resource to NSPRA chapters and provide advice and assistance in offering accreditation preparation opportunities for members.
  • Assist with coordinating Panel Presentations for candidates as needed in states/regions.
  • Assist in coordinating and presenting the APR Prep pre-seminar workshop as needed.

Pertaining to Panel Presentations: 

  • Help monitor candidates' progress through the process and report to NSPRA on each step.
  • Serve as the local/regional coordination arm for NSPRA in scheduling Panel Presentations for member candidates for accreditation.
  • Assist chapters in building capacity to host local/state Panel Presentations for candidates.
  • Develop relationships/assist chapters to develop relationships with PRSA chapters in states/locales that lack capacity for convening a full panel of NSPRA APRs in order to facilitate the involvement of at least one NSPRA APR on a member candidate's panel.
  • Provide mentoring and support for candidates as requested.
  • Maintain contact throughout the year with chapters running APR study groups to identify members who plan to become APR candidates and request Panel Presentations at the Seminar.
  • Work with NSPRA as requested to help coordinate up to eight Panel Presentations at the 2018 NSPRA Seminar in Anaheim, Calif.
  • Identify and recruit members with APRs to serve as panelists in their state/region and at the Seminar.
  • Serve on Panel Presentations at the Seminar and at the local/regional level when possible.
  • Be able to explain the steps involved in becoming accredited to interested candidates.
  • Thoroughly understand the Accreditation and Panel Presentation process and become familiar with the coaching guide

Deadline:
Committee chair will provide reports for NSPRA Executive Board Meetings to be held November 2018, March 2019 and July 2019.

Regional Committee Reps:



Communication Equity and Diversity Task Force

Board Team Leader: Heidi Vega hvega@azsba.org 602-254-1100
Member Team Leader: Eduardo Herrera herrerae@nclack.k12.or.us 503-353-7330
Staff Liaison: Mellissa Braham mbraham@nspra.org 301-519-1227

Task Force Goals: To continue to build resources on diversity communication to expand, add to and support the work that has been done to date by the Diversity Engagement Project Team.

Proposed Tasks:

  • Recruit additional task force members representing diverse member stakeholder groups.
  • Write (or recruit member writers for) for a minimum of three "Connecting Communities" columns in 2018-19 for eNetwork on diversity and communication equity topics.
  • Write three or more related articles for PRincipal Communicator in 2018-19.
  • Compile best practice examples, relevant publications/articles, and other materials to enhance and add to the Diversity Communication Toolkit.
  • Host a Caffeinated Connections table at the Seminar in Washington, D.C. to gather member feedback on the work needed.
  • Assist in identifying relevant topics and presenters for a Diversity & Equity Communication track at the 2018 Anaheim Seminar.

Task Force Members:


School Communication Benchmarking Project Team

Project Manager: TBD
Board Team Leader: TBD
Staff Liaisons: Rich Bagin, APR ed@nspra.org 301-519-0496 and Mellissa Braham mbraham@nspra.org 301-519-1227

Project Goals: To identify best-in-class practices and performance measures for the areas of critical function area of crisis communication and management to add to the Rubrics of Practice and Suggested Measures.

Scope of Project: Gather relevant data and produce rubrics that will provide school communication professionals, superintendents and school board members with the guidelines and resources they need to develop effective bond/finance election plans and campaigns.

Project Tasks:

  • Identify essential program components for the critical function area.
  • Identify evaluative measures for the critical program components.
  • Determine best-in-class performance.
  • Identify benchmark practices in each of the critical program components based on best-in-class performance.
  • Develop "how to" for members on using benchmark practices and measures to improve their own performance.

Deadline: Complete content for sixth critical function area – Bond/Finance Elections – by May 30, 2019.

Reporting: Team will provide reports for NSPRA Executive Board meetings to be held November 2018, March 2019 and July 2019.

Project Team Members: