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Advancing Education Through Responsible Communication

2017 M of D Award K & T2MSPRA President Kristin Tank receives the Mark of Distinction Award from Mideast VP Tom Scheidel at the 2017 NSPRA Conference in San Antonio, TX. 

NSPRA's Exemplary Chapter 2017For the 5th year in a row (and for 7 of the last 8 years), the Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA) has earned the Mark of Distinction as an Exemplary Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) for its outstanding profressional development offerings.  MSPRA's training is open to its members as well as non-members.  MSPRA members are public relations and communication specialists, superintendents and board members, community educators and teachers association directors, curriculum specialists, teachers and college professors and students. >Learn More









Howell's MacGregor is 2017-18 Superintendent Communicator

Known for making connections with students, staff, parents, business and community members, Howell Public Schools' Superintendent Erin MacGregor has been named the 2017-18 Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA) Outstanding Superintendent Communicator of the Year. MacGregor was surprised with the award during the Howell Public Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday, November 13 when Gerri Allen, MSPRA Executive Director, presented the award. MacGregor's wife and three children were also present for the surprise.

The award is presented annually and honors a school superintendent who demonstrates outstanding leadership in school public relations and communication by promoting both internal and external communication.


"I am very humbled and honored to receive the MSPRA Outstanding Superintendent Communicator award," said MacGregor."I wholeheartedly believe that when we engage all of our district stakeholders, it creates a better learning environment and opens the door to new and exciting partnerships which benefit our students," he said.

Ready receives 2017 Communicator of the Year Award

Michelle Ready, Director of Communications and Integrated Marketing for Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD), has been named the "2017 Gerri Allen Communicator of the Year" by the Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA). She is the first recipient of the new recognition that showcases a school communicator's abilities in planning, practice, leadership and service.

Ready received the surprise award at the October OAISD Board meeting. In nominating her for the honor, OAISD Superintendent Peter Haines said, "Michelle's professionalism, optimism, dedication and overall public relations skills have helped shape the extraordinary reputation for educational leadership that OAISD has today."

Noting her more than 20 years of demonstrated outstanding work, service and leadership in school communication, MSPRA Board Member Tom Scheidel said he was "pleased to present Michelle Ready with the much-deserved award on behalf of MSPRA."