Communications Office

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Our Vision

The Communications Office vision is to create and implement an effective communication system that will inform and engage internal and external constituents utilizing multiple tools, resources, and methods.

Department Services

Media Relations

The Communications Office offers story ideas to the media and responds to media requests. Team members are available to help with:

  • Writing press releases
  • Press conferences, news briefings and special events
  • Pitching story ideas to print and broadcast media
  • Crisis communications
  • Supporting school and district staff with media interviews
  • School to home communication

Crisis Communications

The Communications Office also provides principals, site administrators and district staff with guidance during crisis situations. Team members will assist with writing parent letters or SchoolMessenger scripts alerting parents of situations that have occurred at a school, and provides advice about how widely to disseminate such messages and letters, as well as the appropriate timing for sending out SchoolMessenger calls.

Interactive and Social Media

The Communications Office designs and maintains the district website and assists schools and other departments with design and maintenance of their sites and page content. The office also maintains the district’s Facebook page, Twitter account and all other official forms of district social media, such as YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and more.


The Communications Office assists with the marketing and branding of all district programs, schools, and departments. Team members assist internal district staff with developing communication plans and strategies for implementation to their various audiences for maximum efficiency and reach.

Graphic Design

The district graphic designer works with schools and departments to design logos, letterhead, posters, brochures, event programs, annual reports, flyers and signage; and serves as a consultant for preparing digital files and print ordering.


The district has a multimedia team that is responsible for all photography, videography, and editing production. They cover school and district events and maintain a photo library on Flickr. In addition, the team produces all School Board meetings for live web streaming and for later rebroadcast on Seminole County’s SGTV (Bright House Networks, Channel 498 or on U-verse Channel 99). The multimedia staff also produces internal/external videos for our schools, departments, and the district that are uploaded to the district’s YouTube page.


Click on one of the names below to view their full bio (if available).

Katherine     Crnkovich, APR, CPRC

Katherine  Crnkovich, APR, CPRC

Communications Officer
Maria   Iftikhar

Maria  Iftikhar

Information and Communications Manager
Misa  Mills

Misa  Mills

Manager, Community Involvement
Danielle Benghiat

Danielle Benghiat

Marketing-Communications Specialist
Katie Burris

Katie Burris

Staff Assistant
Donovan Duchene

Donovan Duchene

Multimedia Technician
Dahari McIntosh

Dahari McIntosh

Creative Design Specialist
Maria Montell-Tonnessen

Maria Montell-Tonnessen

Executive Secretary
Casey Porter

Casey Porter

Multimedia Producer


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