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Congratulations to PenSPRA's Immediate Past President and This Year’s NSPRA Front-Runner: Angela Linch
 Angela Linch is one of only four school communications professionals nationwide to be named as an NSPRA Front-Runner! NSPRA Front-Runners are members identified by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Executive Board as emerging leaders who are doing outstanding work for their schools, their chapters and NSPRA. The annual distinction recognizes four members for their accomplishments.

"One of the fun items we do each year is to recognize members who are doing great work," said NSPRA Executive Director Rich Bagin. "Angela Linch's career exemplifies the impact of a professional communicator. We congratulate her for her accomplishments in Central Bucks and other Pennsylvania school districts. As a Front-Runner, Angela represents the future of our profession!"

Angela, a long-time member of PenSPRA and strong advocate for public schools and public school communications professionals, exemplifies the spirit of this award, according to current PenSPRA President Christine Liberaski.

“Under Angela’s leadership, PenSPRA has repositioned itself as a stronger organization with a more focused vision," said Liberaski. "As president she was not concerned with just her short term, but in the future of our organization, its members and school communications as a whole. I have always admired Angela’s direct approach in facing challenges, while rolling up her sleeves and getting the job done. She is very deserving of this great honor.”

Angela served as PenSPRA president for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. During her time as president and the over 20 years she has been a member of PenSPRA, Angela has been committed to creating strategic partnerships with other professional organizations, increasing the “at the ready” resources on the PenSPRA website, creating opportunities for online learning to remove barriers for members who find it challenging to attend conferences and meetings, and increasing PenSPRA's membership in order to expand support to school communication professionals across the state.

"Since joining PenSPRA almost 20 years ago, I have learned that my PenSPRA colleagues are here for me, and that taking an active role in the organization has made me a more confident, effective communicator and administrator," said Linch. "I encourage everyone to get the most out of PenSPRA by reaching out to their colleagues for support."

"It was my honor to serve as the president of PenSPRA, and to represent such a dedicated, talented group of professionals."

NSPRA will recognize each Front-Runner with a profile piece in an issue of The NSPRA Network monthly e-newsletter. Each Front-Runner also receives a commemorative plaque during the Annual Meeting and Celebration of Achievement held at the annual NSPRA National Seminar. 

Congratulations, Angela!