We are proud to share more about one of our five 2022 PowerPRo recipients: Staci Adelman Vincent as she answered our slate of questions in her own words.
I have always enjoyed participating in the various conferences throughout the last decade-plus, and it has been a joy to meet so many fascinating colleagues from around the state who all offer inspirational ideas. Engaging with these colleagues as a Power Pro candidate was particularly memorable for me. We had spent the better part of the last two years in a two-dimensional world on Zoom, and now I had the unique opportunity to create multiple ice-breakers and getting-to-know-you sessions that allowed everyone to collaborate without feeling stuck in a box, literally and figuratively. The exchange of ideas at the Spring Conference is phenomenal; the professional development is amazing; and I always leave the conference feeling motivated and inspired with huge takeaways. I am so very grateful to all who volunteer their time and effort to be a part of the Board and offer such a wonderful range of experiences for all of the OHSPRA members. I am honored to be a part of this incredible organization.
OHSPRA is planning our 2023 Spring Conference and we're seeking sponsors! Check out the full menu of sponsorship levels on our website!
Know of a great vendor partner we should contact? Please forward the company name, primary contact email and phone number to Cristina Capretta at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send us contact info and the vendor signs on as a sponsor, you will win extra OHSPRA swag at the Spring Conference!
We love our Ohio PR community! Have you ever thought of expanding your reach further than Ohio? Grow your professional community, expand your knowledge, learn best practices and more by joining National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). Reap the benefits of belonging to OHSPRA and NSPRA! Become a Chapter + National member today!
Each year, OHSPRA honors individuals, school districts and others for their outstanding contributions in school communications. You've worked hard. Get the recognition you deserve and submit your work by January 23, 2023!
Distinguished Individual Awards:
Crystal Award - Established in 1987 to recognize individuals who have dramatically and positively impacted school public relations, the Crystal Award is the highest honor bestowed to an OHSPRA member. Submit your Crystal Award Nomination. Submit your Crystal Award Nomination.
Friend of Education Award - School public relations is more than a one-person or one-department job. With that in mind, OHSPRA annually sponsors the Friend of Education Award to recognize those unofficial members of the school public relations team. Recipients can be individuals or groups of students, parents, volunteers, employees or community partners. Submit your Friend of Education Nomination. Submit your Friend of Education Nomination.
Innovator Award - Established by OHSPRA in 2010 to recognize individuals who have introduced or utilized new methods of communication to dramatically advance or impact school public relations locally, state-wide, or nationally. Submit Your Innovator Award Nomination. Submit Your Innovator Award Nomination.
These awards provide recognition for the outstanding communication efforts of members and non-members of OHSPRA.
E-Newsletter Electronic Quality Profile/Annual Report
PR & Marketing Plans
Print Quality Profile/Annual Report
Social Media Campaign
Special Purpose Publication
Entry Fee and Submission:
Appropriate payment must be submitted to OHSPRA with a postmark date of Monday, January 23, 2023 or before to avoid disqualification.
OHSPRA cannot accept purchase orders. Fees cannot be returned.
OHSPRA Members: $75/one entry $200/four entries (new for 2022)
OHSPRA and OSBA will once again team up to host the 2022 Fall Communications Virtual Workshop on October 27. Based on anecdotal and survey input from OHSPRA members and suggestions from OSBA staff members, we will be addressing the following topics during the Fall Workshop:
We know the talent pool is deep among our OHSPRA membership, so if you have expertise with (or just an interest in!) sharing how you/your district are doing any of these things really well, please consider throwing your hat in the ring as a presenter for the Fall Workshop.
Please contact Kari Basson, director of professional development, at email@example.com or at 937-499-1468, if you would be willing to serve as a workshop presenter and for additional information on the workshop and/or topics.
Please help us welcome Mary Stephens to the OHSPRA Board of Directors as our newest Secretary! Mary is the PR & Communications Coordinator at Vandalia-Butler City Schools (and she also just earned her PowerPRo designation through OHSPRA).
Mary takes on this role as former Secretary Cristina Capretta will transition into her new role as Director of Partnerships.
A gift is coming soon from the OHSPRA Board of Directors! Keep an eye on your mail for your membership gift and an invoice for the upcoming year’s membership.
We value you as a member and look forward to another year of professional development, support, and camaraderie.
If you haven’t already created your purchase order for your membership, now is a great time to do so.
Cost of Membership:
Membership year runs from Sept. 1, 2022 - Aug. 31, 2023
Early Bird Pricing (if postmarked by Sept. 30, 2022)
Individual membership - $75
Institutional Membership (Includes 3 members) - $168
Individual Membership - $90
Institutional Membership (Includes 3 members) - $ 200
Renew your membership here:
OHSPRA's 2022-23 Spring Conference is taking place April 27-28, 2023. More details and information will be coming soon as the Board is already discussing topics, speakers, and mixers.
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