Recipients of the Barry Gaskins Mentor Legacy Award

This award recognizes school PR professionals for outstanding efforts mentoring colleagues and assisting them in their professional development.

Recipients of the Barry Gaskins Mentor Legacy Award

  • 2018: Terry Locke, director of community relations, Chandler (Ariz.) Unified School District
  • 2017: Ron Koehler, APR, assistant superintendent, organizational & community initiatives, Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • 2016: Tim Hensley, APR, assistant to the superintendent in Floyd County Schools, Rome, Ga.
  • 2015: David Luther, director of school-community relations, Jefferson City (Mo.) Public Schools
  • 2014: Annette Eyman, APR, director of communication, Papillion-La Vista Public Schools, Papillion, Neb.
  • 2013: Bonnie Reidy, chief communications officer, Gaston County Schools, Gastonia, N.C.
  • 2012: Jim Cummings, APR, director of communications & parent/community engagement, Glendale (Ariz.) Elementary School District
  • 2011: Tim Carroll, APR, director of public information, Allen (Texas) ISD
  • 2010: Richard A. Egli, APR, president, Egli & Associates, Tecumseh, Mich.
  • 2009: Gerri Allen, supervisor, communication services, Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • 2008: Jim Dunn, APR, director, communication, Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City, Liberty, Mo.
  • 2007: Inez M. Calhoun, APR, director, public information, Jefferson County Board of Education, Birmingham, Ala.
  • 2006: Thomas K. (Tom) DeLapp, president, Communication Resources for Schools, Rocklin, Calif.
  • 2005: Robert (Bob) Noyed, APR, assistant to the superintendent, community relations, Elk River (Minn.) Area School District
  • 2004: Larry Ascough, Garland, Texas