The 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.