e-Comm Alerts

A bi-weekly service of PenSPRA is the e-Comm Alert bulletin. The current issue is posted on this page, and an e-mail notifies members that a new issue is available.  
e-Comm Alerts highlight member news, state initiatives and items of interest in the field of educational communications. 

You may use articles from e-Comm alerts in your district publications, but please credit PenSPRA.
Past issues are in the right column.
CURRENT Issue: October 8, 2014 — Volume 10, #3

In this Issue:

1. Share with PenSPRA
2. 35 under 35
3. NSPRA Power Hours
4. Debate coverage
5. Job Opportunity
6. News from around the state and nation
Share with PenSPRA
Just a quick note to mention that we welcome input from our members! If you have a question you would like to pose to all other PenSPRA members, you can post it in our private Linked In group, or send it to Karen to be shared in an e-Comm as a member request.
Also, the PenSPRA Executive Board is meeting next Friday Oct 17th in Chambersburg. If you have any questions, comments or concerns to share with the board, please contact Board President Vicki Flotta here
35 under 35
Congratulations are in order for PenSPRA member Amanda Hartle of the North Hills School District. Amanda has been selected as one of NSPRA’s “35 under 35” winners for this year. These young, or under age 35, school PR professionals are proving that strategic school communication is timeless and translates easily to the next generation and are making a difference in school districts across the country. Amanda will be recognized in a future publication of NSPRA’s newsletter. Thanks for doing PA proud, Amanda!
NSPRA power hours
NSPRA offers professional development once a month, either by phone or webinar. These hour long seminars are known as “power hours” and are always held on a Friday. They are a good way to include other members of your administration in learning about communication issues. For more information, click here 
Debate coverage
For anyone who is interested, or needs to use it as a resource, coverage of the gubernatorial debates can be found here, available to stream over the Internet. 
Job Opportunity
The State College Area School District is looking for a Director of Communications, as PenSPRA Executive board member Julie Miller has moved on to a new position at Penn State. Thank you for your service to PenSPRA Julie, and good luck! Details on the position are here 
News from around the state and nation
Here's a little background information about the “news from around the state and nation” section of our newsletter for our new members. With this section we try and keep you informed of new or changing issues in education, both here in PA and nationally. We review a number of sources and articles before passing these articles along, hoping to save you some time. With this information, we hope you are better prepared to be the “trusted advisor” all school PR professionals should be, or for those of you members in other school roles, that you are more informed about education issues. Read on!


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Contact PenSPRA
If you have an item for e-Comm Alert, please contact Karen Smith
Vicki Flotta, President, Bethel Park SD (412) 854-8438
Angela Linch, Secretary/Treasurer, Methacton SD (610) 489-5020
Karen Smith, PenSPRA Executive Director (215) 622-1779
Nicole McGalla, Immediate Past President, (610) 351-5630
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