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  • Monday, June 03, 2019 10:23 PM | Anonymous

    The New York School Public Relations Association 40th 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.

    The deadline to enter is Thursday, July 18, 2019, so don't wait!

  • Friday, April 19, 2019 7:38 AM | Anonymous

    NYSPRA is excited to announce the results of the 2019 Executive Board election.

    Congratulations to the following individuals!

    • Steve King, Elected Vice President/President-Elect
    • Patricia McCabe, Ed.D., Re-elected Treasurer
    • Natalia Baage-Lord, Re-elected Secretary

    These officers will assume their positions on May 1, 2019. Steve will serve for two years as vice president/president-elect and then assume the role of NYSPRA president on May 1, 2021.

    Patricia and Natalia will each serve a two-year term, from May 1, 2019-April 30, 2021.

    Thank you for voting! We look forward to continuing NYSPRA's growth and offerings for our members.

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 8:50 AM | Anonymous

    Voting is now open for the 2019 executive board election!

    All NYSPRA members in good standing should have received a link for electronic voting via email. Voting will be open until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.  

    Read about the candidates here.

    Anyone with questions should contact NYSPRA at 

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:17 PM | Anonymous

    The New York School Public Relations Association is announcing a call for candidates for its executive board. There are three positions on the executive board up for election for two-year terms beginning May 1, 2019. The positions are: Vice President/President Elect, Treasurer and Secretary. Information about our current officers can be found here.

    Contact Adrienne Leon, APR,  at or 518-464-3960 with questions.

    Should you decide to become a candidate for one of these positions, please send your name, position sought, headshot and a brief bio to Monica Lester, Communications Coordinator, by March 27, 2019, at

    The election will occur by online balloting between April 8-12, 2019.

    All terms will run from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2021. Open positions include:

    Vice President/President Elect – Performs all duties of the President in the event of the inability of the president to act; assists with the membership function; and assumes the office of president (2-year term) following completion of a term as president-elect (2-year term). Collaborates as an administrator for NYSPRA’s Facebook page and discussion group. S/he shall attend NYSPRA meetings, events and conference whenever possible. S/he shall be a member of the National School Public Relations Association. Remains on the board for two years after serving as president in the role of immediate past president.

    Treasurer – Keeps cash flow records using the fiscal year set by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA); prepares/provides any financial statements required by NSPRA and upon request of the Executive Board or membership; files appropriate information to IRS; receives and deposits revenues and disburse Chapter funds as approved by the president. The treasurer also handles financial duties related to the annual communications contest, conference and membership drive (i.e., collects all fees/dues; issues invoices for purchase orders; disburses funds for services). S/he shall attend NYSPRA meetings, events and conference whenever possible. S/he shall be a member of the National School Public Relations Association.

    Secretary – Records and distributes meeting minutes; keeps records of meetings and may assist in handling Chapter correspondence and serves as a back-up administrator for NYSPRA’s Facebook page and discussion group. S/he shall attend NYSPRA meetings, events and conference whenever possible. S/he shall be a member of the National School Public Relations Association.

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:56 PM | Anonymous

    The NYSPRA Business Meeting Agenda for the March 24, 2019, meeting is now available. The meeting will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Syracuse from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    View the meeting agenda here.

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 9:13 PM | Anonymous

    Registration is now open for our 2019 Spring Conference!

    The conference will be held from March 24-25, 2019, in Syracuse.

    In the meantime, we're thrilled to announce that our Sunday night keynote speaker will be Susan Enfield, Ed.D., superintendent of Highline Public Schools in Washington, and vice president-at-large on the National School Public Relations Association executive board.

  • Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:55 PM | Anonymous




    Susan Enfield, Ed.D, is superintendent of Highline Public Schools in Burien, Washington, a culturally diverse urban district in the Seattle metropolitan area, serving nearly 20,000 students and their families, including a large immigrant population representing close to 100 languages. A former high school teacher, Dr. Enfield served as chief academic officer and then interim superintendent for Seattle Public Schools before joining Highline in 2012. She is also a vice president at large on the executive board of the National School Public Relations Association.

    Conference registration will open shortly.

  • 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 or follow NYSPRA on Twitter @NYSPRA.

  • 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-four 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.

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