The Spring ISD Communications Office represented by, from left, Director Karen Garrison, Communications Officer Sylvia Wood, Chief Communications Officer Tiffany Dunne-Oldfield and Multimedia Coordinator Albert Rosales-Korrea earned a Crystal Certificate of Merit from the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA).
The Spring ISD Communications Office was awarded 21 Star Awards from the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) for excellence in school communications during the 2016-17 school year, including a Crystal Certificate of Merit for its work on the 2016 bond election.
The awards were presented Wednesday night during the 2018 TSPRA Annual Conference Star Awards Banquet in Frisco. Every year, the Texas School Public Relations Association recognizes and honors exceptional work in print, electronic and visual communications. During Wednesday’s ceremony, Spring ISD was awarded nine Gold Stars, six Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars, a Best of Category Award and a Crystal Certificate of Merit.
“We’re committed to supporting our schools and families and feel very privileged to be able to tell this community’s stories of student and teacher success,” said Tiffany Dunne-Oldfield, Spring ISD chief communications officer. “While I’m incredibly proud of my team’s hard work, all of the awards received were made possible through collaborative efforts with schools and departments and, therefore, are recognitions that extend well beyond our communications team.”
Judges evaluated each submission and determined the winners based on criteria set by TSPRA. School districts were judged among three separate categories: less than 10,000 students, 10,000 to 30,000 students, and more than 30,000 students. With its enrollment of more than 36,000 students, Spring ISD was compared against the state’s largest school districts.