Communications Liaisons Help to Share Good News

Communications Liaisons Help to Share Good News
Posted on 01/05/2017

Front (L-R) Robin Rash, Laura Williams, Caroline Brown;

(back): Jamie Pennington, Alex Ward, Superintendent, Dr. Adell, Cindy Clark, Lindee Parsons, Heather Minton.

(Not pictured-Dena Nigrelli). Photo by Beverly Snowden, HPS director of communications


2017 HPS Communications Liaisons Serve as

Vital Link to Sharing News


Each of the nine schools within Hickory Public Schools, including five elementary, two middle schools and two high schools, employ one person who also serves as a volunteer to help market the success of their school.

These employees, known as the HPS Communications Liaisons (CLs), are employed full-time at Hickory Public Schools—either as teachers, media coordinators, school office managers or guidance counselors.

The nine Communications Liaisons are the vital link to working with the HPS Director of Communications, Beverly Snowden. School administrators and staff work closely with their school CL to direct news updates for the district’s communications office.

 “The HPS Communications Liaisons are dedicated to sharing the good news of Hickory Public Schools,” said Snowden. “The stories of student talent and achievement are abundant—and often, we become so entrenched in our daily jobs that we forget to share the success of our school families,” she said.

 “However, with the help of our district Communications Liaisons, the good news is secured from school teams and submitted to the communications office. Many of the stories are shared with the community through online marketing such as the district website and social media, as well as with area media. I am very thankful for the communications team here at HPS—as their commitment to excellence helps to place the news at the forefront,” said Snowden.

The HPS Communications Liaisons recently joined with Snowden for their annual meeting at the HPS Administrative Services Building. They reviewed Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), district protocol for media coverage and they closely reviewed options to strengthen the district’s public communications endeavors.

Dr. Robbie Adell, HPS superintendent, visited with the Communication Liaisons during the annual meeting. “We greatly appreciate your dedication in helping our communications office with the school news,” said Adell. “The district’s Communication Liaisons play a strategic role in supporting our efforts to communicating news, updates and achievements with the local community and beyond,” he said.

The nine Communications Liaisons for Hickory Public Schools include: Cindy Clark, Grandview Middle; Alex Ward, Hickory Career & Arts Magnet High (HCAM); Jamie Pennington, Hickory High; Robin Rash, Jenkins Elementary; Caroline Brown, Longview Elementary; Lindee Parsons, Northview Middle; Dena Nigrelli, Oakwood Elementary; Laura Williams, Southwest Elementary; and Heather Minton, Viewmont Elementary.



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