• Star Awards Dinner Wednesday, Feb. 25

    BestOfStar2014A limited number of tickets are still available for the Star Awards Dinner, sponsored by SchoolMessenger, Wednesday, Feb. 25. Remember the attire is semi-formal/business formal. Tickets will be available at the conference as long as supplies last. 
  • Congratulations to our 2015 Media Award Winner, Dave Berry

    2015 Media Award winner Dave Berry photoDave Berry, recently retired editor of the Tyler Morning Telegraph, was selected by the Professional Awards committee as the recipient of the 2015 Media Award. Click here to read the full press release.

  • TSPRA awarded NSPRA Mark of Distinction for CTPS campaign

    NSPRAs Exemplary Chapter 2014NSPRA judges have awarded TSPRA's Celebrate Texas Public Schools campaign with a Mark of Distinction as an Exemplary Chapter. Congratulations to all those who helped make the CTPS program what it is today. Click here for more information.
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- Respond quickly. Don't leave questions until tomorrow. Provide an answer as soon as possible once you see the question to build a positive experience. 

Create an FAQ. If you get the same kinds of questions all the time on Twitter, then go ahead and compile them into an FAQ that will help people find their answers without having to take the time to ask. 

Know when to move problems on. If it's something you don't think you'll be able to solve via Twitter, then go ahead and direct them to an email or a phone number. 

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TSPRA E-newsletter

Issue 187, February 18, 2015
In this issue...

Feature Story
Final conference checklist

Other Stories
 TSPRA's new president-elect
 Sign up for the Univision tour
 CTPS state judges

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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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