Supporting Tennessee School Communities Since 1996
In This Edition:
TNSPRA Conference Line Up (sponsored by ParentSquare)
January Member Meet-Up Video Link
News from NSPRA
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It's time to register for TNSPRA's annual conference and member mixer, sponsored by ParentSquare! The conference will be held on Friday, February 24th from 8:00 - 3:00 PM at the Williamson County Public Safety Center in Franklin. As always, lunch will be provided at the conference, courtesy of our friends at Finalsite!
Join us the night before on February 23rd at 7:00 PM for the TNSPRA Member Mixer (location TBD).
Come learn and network with us! Please register here so we can plan accordingly!
Conference Speakers & More!
Barbara Hunter, NSPRA Executive Director
Leadership Lessons from the Frontlines of School Communications
Experience is the best teacher... unless you have a teacher who can share theirs. In this session, you'll hear leadership lessons that have been collected over the last 30 years during the best and worst of times in school communications. You'll be able to use these lessons to reflect on and guide your own leadership journey.
Brian Stephens, Caissa Public Strategy
Fight or flight: Crisis Communications
In this interactive session, Brian Stephens, a 25+ year veteran in crisis communications and business development, will teach us the following:
- How to deal with Fight or Flight response
- 7 Responses to a Crisis
- 3-21 Messaging
- How to form a crisis response team
Ashton Brellenthin, ParentSquare Marketing Communications Manager
Social Media Best Practices for Success and Sanity
How do you find the balance between reaching your social media goals while also setting healthy boundaries? We'll discuss steps you can take today to make sure social media doesn't become a dreaded part of your job. No more sad or angry internal reactions from you! You'll leave with proven tactics that will increase engagement and followers - without the headaches and heartburn.
Arlington Community Schools Instructional Technology Team
Which Canva House Are You?
Canva is a free tool that can be used in all communications departments! Whether you're experienced in graphic design (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) or have little knowledge of the subject, Canva offers invaluable tools to help elevate your district's brand and look. This will be an active and hands-on learning experience. Participants, grouped by experience level, will walk away with a Wakelet of shareable templates, tutorials, and examples. All devices are welcomed.
TNSPRA 2023 Conference Registration
The Tennessee School Public Relations Association is excited to host its annual conference Friday, February 24, 2023 from 8:00 - 3:00 PM CST at the Williamson County Public Safety Center in Franklin. TNSPRA's Member Mixer will also be held the night before on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 7 PM.
Looking for a hotel? We suggest one of these.
Hilton Franklin Cool Springs, Franklin, TN
Harpeth Hotel, Franklin, TN
Note: TNSPRA does not have a room block at the hotels listed above.
Missed January's Member Meet-Up? Catch up here!
NSPRA School Communication Awards now being accepted
NSRPA is now accepting submissions for its school communication awards program, and we want Tennessee to be represented! From successful bond campaigns and crisis communication strategies to outstanding social media engagement and more, submit your best work to any or all of the three award programs for the chance to earn national recognition for your district or organization’s school communications efforts!
Register for the NSPRA National Seminar in St. Louis
NSPRA Seminar registration is expected to open very soon! In the meantime, browse this year's registration pricing and information below. Click here to view more information on the NSPRA website.
Why join NSPRA?
As the leader in school communication, NSPRA serves more than 2,500 members who work primarily as communication directors in public school districts and education organizations throughout the United States and Canada. NSPRA members enjoy exclusive, member-only benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities and access to a network of colleagues from across the country who understand their challenges. For more information on membership to NSPRA, visit https://www.nspra.org/Membership.
Deepen your TNSPRA connections by joining like-minded professionals from across the country!
Need to contact a TNSPRA member? Search the directory!
TNSPRA Directory / TNSPRA Directory
Experience includes: Newsletters, Website Design, Website Content, Media Relations, Crisis Communications, School Leadership Development, Public Relations, Internal Communications, External Communications, Strategic Communication Planning, Video, Photography, & Earning APR
Mark Your Calendars! Look ahead to future events
TNSPRA In-Person Spring Conference | Friday, February 24th | 8:00-3:00 PM CST
It's time to meet in person for the annual TNSPRA Spring Conference! The conference will be held on Friday, February 24th from 8:00 - 3:00 PM at the Williamson County Public Safety Center in Franklin. The TNSPRA Night Out Mixer will once again be held the night before on Thursday, February 23rd (Location TBD). Register now by clicking this link!
Member Meet-Up | Friday, April 21st at 3:00 PM EST/2:00 PM CST
Hosted by Johnson City's Collin Brooks, this Member Meet-Up will be a brief 20-25 minute virtual networking opportunity for TNSPRA members. Meet colleagues, discuss hot topics, ask questions and learn a PR pro quick tip from Collin.
Member Meet-Up | Friday, June 9th at 3:00 PM EST/2:00 PM CST
Hosted by Williamson County's Angie McKee, this Member Meet-Up will be a brief 20-25 minute virtual networking opportunity for TNSPRA members scheduled to attend the NSPRA National Seminar in St. Louis, Missouri. Learn NSPRA tips and tricks from the planning connoisseur herself, Ms. Angie McKee!
NSPRA National Seminar | July 16-19, 2023
The NSPRA 2023 National Seminar program for in-person attendees includes four days of networking opportunities, special events and learning sessions from July 16-19, 2023.
TNSPRA's mission is to develop professionals to communicate strategically, build trust and foster positive relationships in support of their school communities.
Tyler Hill, President
Jack Cobb, President-Elect
Hannah Davis, Vice President of Recruitment
Angie McKee, Secretary
Collin Brooks, Marketing Manager
James Evans, APR Advisor
Kate Crowder, Past President