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    Department of Communications Contacts

    Carri Campbell

    Chief Engagement Officer
    Office: 252-0198
    Email: cjcampbell@seattleschools.org

    • Oversees the communications department, including direction for both internal and external communications and engagement strategies.
    • Produces high level communications to and for the superintendent.
    • Serves as communications liaison to the School Board.
    • Develops long-term communications plans and strategies, supports both school and cabinet member communications needs, produces talking points for senior management.

    Mary Cauffman

    Executive Administrative Assistant to Chief Communications Officer
    Office: 252-0202
    macauffman@seattleschools.org

    • Supports Chief Communications Officer.
    • Prepares district-wide SchoolMessenger messages in multiple languages.

    Kim Schmanke

    Manager of Communications
    Office: 252-0203 
    Email: kaschmanke@seattleschools.org

    • Assists reporters and members of the media with information and staff interview requests.

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    • Oversees School Beat newsletter.
    • Manages SPS social media channels.
    • Assists district staff in communicating their stories and information.

    Rachel Nakanishi

    Communications Specialist, Internal
    Office: 252-0204
    Email: ranakanishi@seattleschools.org

    • Oversees the weekly School Leaders Communicator newsletter and school leadership staffing announcements.
    • Develops direct communications for staff and families.
    • Manages internal communications (MySPS, weekly NewsBrief for JSCEE staff, announcements and employee events).
    • Develops communications plans and messaging for major initiatives.

    Pauline Amell Nash

    Web Content Editor
    Office: 252-0206
    Email: plamellnash@seattleschools.org

    • Supports efforts to ensure the SPS website is accurate and up-to-date.
    • Support web content authors with content management and web editing best practice training.
    • Serve as project manager for 2016-17 district and school website redesign.

    Tom Redman

    Communications Specialist, Facilities and Capital
    Office: 252-0655
    Email: tlredman@seattleschools.org

    • Manages internal and external communications around facilities and capital, including information on BEX, BTA school openings, etc.
    • Develops talking points around facility and capital issues
    • Plans events around building and capital projects