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Special September Event: Dr. C.J. Huff, Joplin Schools Superintendent

With school and community safety often in the forefront of the public’s mind, INSPRA has invited Dr. C.J. Huff, Superintendent of Joplin Schools, to speak on the value of developing an effective communications plan through building positive relationships. 

INSPRA 2014 Communications Contest

It's time for the INSPRA 2014 Communications Contest! Each year, INSPRA invites all Illinois Chapter members and Illinois Chapter districts to enter the only awards program in the state specifically recognizing high-quality school publications and materials that promote the mission and message of a school district. Click here to download the 2014 brochure!

INSPRA annual membership survey

INSPRA President Mary Todoric is requesting assistance from INSPRA members. Members are asked to take a few minutes to complete the annual INSPRA membership survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/8MT592S by March 14. To see the full message, click here.

INSPRA Distinguished Service Awards

INSPRA annually sponsors the Distinguished Service Awards (DSA) to honor deserving education staff and supporters of local school districts. On Friday, May 2, 2014, DSA recipients will be honored during a luncheon at Park Ridge Country Club in Park Ridge. Be sure to nominate someone by Feb. 14 (no extensions). For more information and the nomination form, click here.

Holiday message from INSPRA President

As we approach the holiday season, INSPRA President Mary Todoric wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. She also shares information about several upcoming events. To see the message, go to http://www.inspra.org/content-6

INSPRA 2013 Communications Contest

The Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA) is thrilled to announce our featured speaker is Carolyn Deming, Lead Social Media Coordinator during Hurricane Sandy and the recent Chicago-area flooding crisis.

To see the full article, click here.

2013 Triple I Conference

INSPRA is proud to offer two presentations during the 2013 Triple I Conference (Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO).

“Media Relations and Running a One-Person Communications Office” 

When: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at the Sheraton in the Mayfair room  

Presenters: Kris Liptrot and Bill Clow

Congratulations to the Distinguished Service Award Winners!

The statewide Distinguished Service Award program honors individuals who have consistently gone above and beyond on behalf of their schools, and whose efforts have enhanced education and conveyed its importance to the community at large. Distinguished Service Award winners are public relations ambassadors who have made a positive impact on communication and education.

Communications Contest Call for Entries – Early Bird Deadline May 17

The Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association coordinates the only awards program in Illinois specifically recognizing high-quality school publications and materials that promote the mission and message of a school district. This contest honors publications and materials created by a district, school or education foundation.

Click here to download the program brochure and entry form.

Central Illinois Colleagues Take Part in NSPRA PR Power Hour During INSPRA Visit

INSPRA took the show on the road to Normal, IL,INSPRA in Normal to connect with colleagues in Central Illinois. The group took part in an NSPRA PR Power Hour, networked over lunch, and then took part in a social media conversation lead by President-elect Mary Todoric and Faith Behr.

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