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Honors and Awards

  • Awarded a Gold Star from the Texas School Public Relations Association for the district’s newsletter, “School Zone”
  • Awarded a Silver Star from the Texas School Public Relations Association for the North Forest ISD Annual Report
  • Awarded a Best of Category from the Texas School Public Relations Association for the district’s website,
  • Presented a seminar, “Communicating Triumph in Tough Times” at the 45th annual Texas School Public Relations conference, the largest chapter conference in the National School Public Relations Association
  • Presented a seminar, “Communicating Triumph in Tough Times” at the 50th annual Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards conference

Professional Organizations

  • Houston Area School Public Relations Association
  • Texas School Public Relations Association
  • National School Public Relations Association
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • Texas Association of School Administrators


Social Media Marketing
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Non-Profit Management and Fundraising
  Established and organized the North Forest Education Foundation in 2009 Completed paperwork to secure 501 (c) (3) status through the Internal Revenue Service Worked with community leaders and foundation board to develop goals, by-laws and a five year strategic plan Organized and planned the Founding Donors event in which revenue exceeded over $30,000 Established the North Forest ISD Scholarship Fund which generated over $100,000 in four years    
Event Planning
Responsible for organizing, planning and securing sponsorship's for the following events: Employee Convocation School Board Recognition Teacher of the Year Gala Ministerial Alliance Meetings and Breakfast Senior Citizen Holiday Luncheon State of the District Founding Donor Luncheon Supe's Group Student Appreciation Party Employee Appreciation Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Week Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon Back to School Fest and Backpack Give-a-way Operation Rejuvenation Community Clean-up
Adobe Suite
In Design, Photoshop, Acrobat, and Illustrator
Cannon EOS Camera and Nikkon D3300
Microsoft Office

Work experience

Aug 2005Present

Adjunct Professor-Government

North Harris Community College
  • Taught theoretical and practical courses in government.
  • Provided academic and career advisement to students.
Aug 2013Present

Communications Specialist

Beaumont Independent School District

Reporting directly to the Superintendent of Schools, this position incumbent manages all phases of the communication process from the vantage point from the Beaumont Independent School District central office. Illustrative duties include the following.

  • Serves as district spokesperson.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Superintendent of Schools, the public relations community, the business community, parents and the community at large.
  • Responds to request for public information from various media sources regarding general aspects of BISD operating procedures.
  • Publishes and maintains an employee newsletter database relative to issues of concern regarding finance, curriculum, state assessment, student progress, general academic events and employee recognition.
  • Manages and oversees the operation of the communications department budget including approval of purchase orders, reconciliation of the check register, and the development of allocation handbooks.
  • Assists the Superintendent of Schools with the maintenance of online policy development relative to both local and state requirements.
  • Represents the Superintendent of Schools at community events involving integral stakeholders such as the Rotary Club, and Chamber of Commerce.
  • Participates in the budget development process of the department as a component of the overall budget development process for the district.
Aug 2011Jun 2013

Public Information Officer

North Forest Independent School District

Serves primarily as the media liaison and district spokesperson for North Forest ISD. Manages social media communications, handle media inquiries, writes news releases, coordinates interviews, pitches stories, and organizes press conferences and other public events for the district.

  • Serves as district spokesperson and coordinates all media coverage.
  • Drafts letters, messages, and regular correspondence on behalf of the Superintendent of Schools to disseminate information and request sponsorship of events.
  • Prepares and distribute news releases about the district and board of trustees’ activities to news media.
  • Created and manages the social networking accounts gaining more than 5,000 “followers” and “friends.
  • Serves as liaison between the district and community organizations, representing North Forest ISD at monthly civic clubs and neighborhood meetings in the community.
  • Prepares publications for the district such as monthly newsletters, brochures, and other publications.
  • Develops and maintains effective internal communications in an effort to improve understanding, team building, and morale.
  • Assist the Superintendent of Schools in explaining public opinion and issues to the staff.
  • Coordinates special events/programs such as recognition programs, opening-of-school activities, district wide luncheons, and banquets.
  • Assist the Superintendent of Schools in speech writing and other correspondence as assigned.
Aug 2009Aug 2011

Director of Public Relations, Community Relations and Education Foundation

North Forest Independent School District

Managed the school district’s public information and communications activities including overseeing the design and implementation of internal and external media and reports; served as the district’s spokesperson; built and maintained mutually beneficial relationships with the local business community, political officials and key stakeholders; administered departmental budget of over $700,000; oversaw and established the district’s scholarship program.

  • Developed a fit-for-purpose change management approach by designing management solutions to address the ability of the Superintendent and executive team to gain trust and support from broader community to implement reforms while reducing costs. Implemented best practices including task management template to increase follow-through; developed data-driven agenda discussions, which improved executive team coordination and ownership with supporting staff. Results were more group and individual clarity on assignments, with a focus on most relevant metrics and created more candid discussions to improve performance.
  • Organized events and steering committee meetings to form the district’s official Alumni Association.
  • Raised over $60,000 for the district scholarship program by soliciting corporate sponsorships.
  • Assisted in writing a grant proposal for BP America in which the district was awarded $1 million dollars to start the BP Urban Energy Career Academy for high school students at North Forest High School.
  • Implemented the Family University Network (FUN) program which offers workshops for parents over various topics ranging from financial planning to curriculum and instruction.
  • Researched, outlined and created the district’s “Communicating in Triumph in Tough Times” presentation which was presented in Austin, TX at the 2010 Texas Schools Public Relations Annual Conference and in Houston, TX at the 50th Annual Texas Association of School Administrators alongside the Superintendent of Schools, highlighting the strategic methods used to communicate triumph through a public relations crisis period.
Nov 2005Aug 2009

Coordinator of Communications and Community Relations

North Forest Independent School District
  • Developed and implemented two distinct programs designed to involve senior citizens and local ministers in the school district.
  • Established partnerships with corporate entities for their support and sponsorship of district activities such as the annual back-to-school celebration, employee appreciation, and student programs.
  • Built and maintained relationships with business partners, local city officials, community civic club presidents and state political leaders.
  • Maintained and built relationships with local media representatives.


Jan 2003Dec 2004


Lamar University
Aug 1998May 2002

Bachelor of Science

Lamar University


May 2012Present

Non- Profit Management

Texas A & M University