Communications & Public Relations

Welcome to Communications

The Communications & Public Relations department provides information and services to parents, students, community members and staff. We strive to strengthen relationships and build public support of our schools and programs so that together we can maximize the personal, creative and academic potential of every student.

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Our department coordinates the following:

  • Media Relations
  • Crisis Communication
  • Publications
  • Levy/Bond Communication
  • Parent Group Leaders
  • Website Content Management
  • Social Media
  • Superintendent's School Tours
  • Partnerships (Foundation for Edmonds School District, Clothes for Kids, Pledge 365, and more)
  • Flier Distribution

Publications produced by our department include:

  • Edmonds School District eNewsletter delivered bi-weekly;
  • Edmonds School District News published three times a year and mailed to every resident; 
  • District Calendar and Parent Handbook, printed for every staff member and District family, featuring student artwork; and,
  • District website, a network of connections to schools, departments and staff - includes a staff directory.

If you have any questions, we invite you to ask us. We will do our best to find the right person to respond to you within a few days.


Contact Information:

DJ Jakala, Community Relations Manager

Amanda Ralston, Web Content/Communications Specialist

Brian Craig, Publications and Graphic Design Specialist

Oscar Halpert, Community Relations Assistant

Merry Rumpel, District Receptionist

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