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  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:28 PM | Anonymous

    2018 Communicator of the YearThe New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) is pleased to announce that Angela Marshall, public information officer at Nassau BOCES, has been named the 2018 Communicator of the Year. Marshall lives in Oceanside, N.Y.

    The Communicator of the Year award, which is being awarded for the third year, is meant to recognize school communications professionals who demonstrate a commitment to strengthening relationships between public schools and the students, families and communities they serve. The award honors those who recognize that communication and public relations are a critical component of school leadership.

    Marshall leads Nassau BOCES’ Communications Office and has been involved in school communications for the past 11 years. Prior to joining Nassau BOCES, she was a communications specialist for New York Institute of Technology, a global university with multiple campuses.

    “I am humbled and honored to receive the 2018 Communicator of the Year Award,” Marshall said. “I would like to thank all of the great school communicators who have patiently mentored me throughout the years, providing support, guidance and friendship. I share this honor with the communications staff at Nassau BOCES who are dedicated to helping the agency achieve its mission in support of the 56 school districts in Nassau County.”

    Marshall served as president of NYSPRA from May 2015 through May 2017. During her tenure as president, the organization hired an outside consultant to help run the day-to-day aspects of the nonprofit and moved the annual conference to a new location for the first time in more than a decade. She is currently on the NYSPRA board as the immediate past president until her term ends in May 2019. She has also been active with Long Island’s professional school communicators association.

    In addition to being active in New York, Marshall has presented at several National School Public Relations Association seminars, has served as a panelist for the Urban Education Leaders Collaborative conference at Teachers College Columbia University, and has guest lectured for Hofstra University’s Public Relations program. She also collaborated on NSPRA’s publication “Rubrics of Practice and Suggested Measures.”

    "We are very excited to announce Angela Marshall as our 2018 Communicator of the Year,” said Public Information Coordinator of Corning-Painted Post Area School District and NYSPRA President Bill Cameron. “Angela has not only made an impact in her own organization, but her expertise and guidance is a major component in the continued success of NYSPRA.”

    Marshall was nominated by colleague Jake Mendlinger, who works with the public relations agency Zimmerman/Edelson Inc.

    “Angela is an industry leader,” Mendlinger wrote in his nomination letter, which detailed Marshall’s work throughout the past decade, including a recent Get to Know Us campaign, which has helped to change the community’s understanding of Nassau BOCES.

    She was chosen by a panel of judges who work in school communications outside of New York state.

    NYSPRA is a non-profit membership organization that serves school communications professionals and administrators in New York State. For more information, visit www.nyspra.org or follow NYSPRA on Twitter @NYSPRA.


  • Monday, October 15, 2018 10:26 PM | Anonymous

    NYSPRA is seeking presentation proposals for the NYSPRA 2019 Annual Conference, which will be held March 24 and 25, 2019, in Syracuse. 

    To submit a presentation proposal, please complete the NYSPRA 2019 Conference Proposal Form. The deadline to submit a presentation is Dec. 7, 2018.

    The board will review these proposals and make selections with the goal of offering a variety of topics and themes that will benefit our membership – as well as any school administrators who may also choose to attend our conference.

    Contact Adrienne Leon, Vice President/President-Elect at adrienne.leon@neric.org with questions.

    Please note, NYSPRA will not pay conference registration fees, travel or lodging costs for presenters. Presenters are encouraged to register for and attend the conference; however those who choose not to will not be charged a registration fee.

  • Wednesday, October 03, 2018 8:54 PM | Anonymous

    NYSPRA is excited to announce the winners of the 2018 NYSPRA Annual Communications Contest!

    One-hundred and ninety-three awards will be presented for excellence in school communications work across New York state. 

    More than 40 communications professionals from across the country served as judges to evaluate the 511 entries. Winning work is recognized with the designations of "Excellence," "Honor" and "Merit." 

    View the 2018 award winners here.

  • Monday, September 24, 2018 9:14 PM | Anonymous

    NYSPRA will hold an annual meeting during the New York State School Boards convention. The meeting will be held Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 7th Ave., W. 53rd St., N.Y. 10019. The meeting will be held in the Broadway Room.

    View an agenda here.

  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 8:16 PM | Anonymous

    The 2018 Communications Contest is now closed!

    Awards will be announced at the end of September. 

    Winners will be notified by email and all awards will be posted on our website. 

    Thank you for your participation!

  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 2:15 PM | Anonymous

    The New York School Public Relations Association 39th Annual Communications Contest is now open! 

    Our annual awards recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement in educational communications. The awards continue to be one of the largest in the nation and provide both members and non-members with a time to shine and an opportunity to showcase exemplary communication practices.

    Statewide awards provide recognition for outstanding work. They build a greater appreciation for the skills of school public relations professionals and promote a better understanding of the broad range of services rendered by those who have either full or part-time responsibilities for education-related communications.

    To enter, visit our online entry system by clicking here.

    View the Call for Entries here.

    The deadline to enter is Thursday, July 19, 2018, so don't wait!

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:31 PM | Anonymous

    NYSPRA will hold its annual meeting on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in New York City. The meeting will be held from 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the Sheraton New York, 811 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019. 

    The meeting will be held in the Broadway Room on the lower level. All are welcome to attend.

  • Monday, May 21, 2018 6:03 PM | Anonymous

    NYSPRA has been named a 2018 Exemplary Chapter in the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Mark of Distinction Awards program.

    The Mark of Distinction was given to NYSPRA for being an Exemplary Chapter in the Special Focus Area: Professional Development/PR Skill Building for its year-round program. 

    NSPRA judges were impressed with NYSPRA's "efforts to grow the chapter, develop a five-year strategic plan, and increase the value of membership through professional development and frequent communication."

    “We are extremely grateful and honored to receive this recognition from NSPRA. The NYSPRA leadership team is dedicated and focused on continually improving the value of membership,” said NYSPRA President Bill Cameron. “We are excited about the direction the chapter is headed and will continue to do the work needed to put together the best resources and professional development for our members.”

  • Monday, May 21, 2018 5:17 PM | Anonymous

    Are you a NYSPRA member? Need advice from your colleagues? 

    Join our NYSPRA Facebook discussion group here. Find a community of members who pose questions and are willing to share best ideas!

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