The California School Public Relations Association (CalSPRA) honored the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Communications Office with two statewide awards at its annual conference this year.
CalSPRA is a nationally recognized leader in school communications. Its annual Excellence in Communication Awards program recognizes superior achievement in meeting strategic goals through high-quality communications and public relations programs. Projects created during 2021 were strictly evaluated by communication professionals on demanding criteria. The program is designed to recognize creative, results-oriented, and cost-effective work, and provides participants with valuable feedback from fellow public relations professionals.
At a CalSPRA awards ceremony in Sacramento yesterday, the Communications Office was recognized for the following projects:
- Award of Excellence: SCOE 360—Employee Recognition Day 2021 Video Program
- Award of Merit: Superintendent’s Weekly Staff Video Messages
The Communications Office provides communication services to support SCOE’s programs and services. It assists school districts in Sacramento County with strategic communications and media outreach, and serves as a key disseminator of information to educators and community leaders countywide.
Communications Office staff members include Tim Herrera, Director; Trisha Odin, Program Analyst; Melanie Slootweg, Program Manager; Charlene VanAllen, Manager; and John Woodward, Multimedia Design Specialist.