Normandy Communications Department recognized by state PR association

Normandy Communications Specialist Bridjes O’Neil (2nd from left), and Director of Communications Sharifah Sims-Williams are congratulated by Superintendent Dr. Charles Pearson (left) and Normandy JEGB President Rev. Cedric Portis. The Communications department was recognized at the recent MOSPRA conference in St. Charles, Mo.

The Communications department at the Normandy Schools Collaborative (NSC) earned three awards in this year’s Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA) Communications Awards.

Each year MOSPRA gives its members the opportunity to have their work evaluated by PR professionals and measured against industry standards. In the 2017 MOSPRA Communications Awards Program, NSC was recognized with the following awards:

• Award of Excellence/1st Place - Magazine category for its quarterly newsletter, Normandy Connections;

• Award of Excellence – Writing category, feature on two students who competed at the national Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship competition; and

• Award of Merit – Golden Achievement (special project), Normandy Now bond issue campaign.

“Communicating with our parents, community members and other stakeholders is extremely important to the work we’re doing in Normandy,” said Dr. Charles Pearson, Superintendent of Schools. “We need to have buy-in from these critical partners for the long-term success of our students and our school district, and timely and engaging communications can help us achieve this. The Joint Executive Governing Board and I are appreciative of the work and expertise of the Communications department and look forward to what’s to come from this group.”

Each submission in the program was judged by two PR professionals both inside and outside of the public education arena.

“The MOSPRA Communications Awards Program not only recognizes exemplary school public relations programs, but also provides valuable feedback from public relations professionals to help our members continue to improve their work,” said MOSPRA President Paul Tandy. “Congratulations to this year's honorees on this well-deserved recognition.”

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