"100 percent effective and purposeful communication"
"To advance the vision and mission of Pinellas County Schools through the delivery of clear, consistent and accurate communication that increases awareness of district goals and programs"
Our core values:
"Agility, valuing workforce partners, management by fact, focus on results and creating value, student-centered excellence"
Melanie Marquez Parra, Director; 588-6333Sean Clark, Manager of Multimedia Projects; 588-6394David Cook, TV Operations Manager; 588-6402Dale Bottum, Multimedia Producer; 588-6128Shawn Briggs, Station Technician II; 588-6000 X1435Lorri Helfand, Communications Coordinator; 588-6574Elizabeth Johnson, Multimedia Producer; 588-6389Brian Jones, Webmaster; 588-5172Demorris A. Lee, Communications Coordinator; 588-6575Larry Osterman, Multimedia Coordinator; 588-6393Wally Patanow, Multimedia Coordinator; 588-6390Debbie Stotts, Secretary; 588-6122Lisa Wolf, Public Information Officer; 588-6501
What we do:
The Office of Strategic Communications is charged with the responsibility of providing accurate and timely information to School Board members, employees, families, business leaders, the community at large, and members of the media. The Office maintains the district's Newsroom, ensuring that it reflects, in print and video format, district projects and initiatives and shines a positive light on district achievements.
Additionally, the communications team:
Keeps School Board members informed of district programs and initiatives
Supports the Superintendent by coordinating and directing communication of strategies, projects and activities of critical importance to the school system
Strives to improve public perception of the school district and to generate engagement and support for the education of Pinellas County children
Assists district departments with their communication efforts to schools and the public
Assists schools in their efforts to communicate positive news and outcomes to families and the public
Coordinates media coverage for the district and individual schools
Provides media training to employees
Executes the district's emergency communications plan
Responds to public records requests from the media
We are located on the first floor of the PCS Administration Building
301 Fourth St. SW Largo, FL 33779-2942