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TSPRA E-newsletter

Issue 256 December 7, 2016 Newsletter
In this issue...

Feature Story
School Communications Legal Workshops

Other Stories
♦ Conference schedule online
♦ Proposed Bylaws changes
♦ Spoken Word in Edinburg CISD

Congratulations,
Upcoming Events
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GOOD TO KNOW

Connect with Parents

Build trusting relationships with your district's parents with these tips: 

  • Always put yourself in their place. 
  • Introduce yourself to as many parents as you can at the beginning of the school year
  • Thank parents when they contact you.
  • Doublecheck everything you send out. Remember emails are easily forwarded on to others.
  • Hold your events around parents' schedules.

From NSPRA Resource Files

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Kari Hutchison, director of communications for Comal ISD, served as the 2006-2007 president of the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA). Kari HutchisonKari is a graduate of Trinity University where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism. After graduation in 1982, she took a position as an editor and writer for the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio. Later, she became public relations director for Incarnate Word College, now known as the University of the Incarnate Word.

Kari and her family then moved to Anthony, Texas, the town where she grew up. She then took a position as a communications specialist for El Paso Electric. In 1989, she made the move into public school communications when El Paso ISD hired Kari as a communications specialist. A promotion soon made her executive director of communications and business partnerships, a position she held for the next ten years. During this time, Kari earned her master's degree in communication studies at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

In 1999, Kari and her family moved to the New Braunfels area where she was hired by Comal ISD as director of communications. According to Marc Walker, superintendent of Comal, "Kari is really the consumate professional in everything she does. She's passionate, sincere, honest, modest and sought out by others. And she is a leader of the people."

At her installation as president during TSPRA's 2006 Annual Conference, Kari presented "TSPRA, a Voice of Trust" as her presidential theme. One of the goals she set for her year was to increase membership.

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