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2017 M of D Award K & T2MSPRA President Kristin Tank receives the Mark of Distinction Award from Mideast VP Tom Scheidel at the 2017 NSPRA Conference in San Antonio, TX. 

NSPRA's Exemplary Chapter 2017For the 5th year in a row (and for 7 of the last 8 years), the Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA) has earned the Mark of Distinction as an Exemplary Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) for its outstanding profressional development offerings.  MSPRA's training is open to its members as well as non-members.  MSPRA members are public relations and communication specialists, superintendents and board members, community educators and teachers association directors, curriculum specialists, teachers and college professors and students. >Learn More

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Koehler Named Gaskins Award Winner

Ron Koehler, APR, Assistant Superintendent for Organizational and Community Initiatives and Legislative affairs for Kent ISD, is the National School Public Relations Association's (NSPRA's) 2017 Barry Gaskins Mentor Legacy Award recipient.

The award recognizes a practicing school public relations professional for: outstanding efforts in mentoring colleagues new to school public relations; providing counsel and advice on job success; and assisting colleagues in their professional development by creating or providing programs and activities designed to improve PR skills and knowledge.


It is given in memory of Barry Gaskins, APR, an NSPRA past president who was known for his deep commitment to supporting and mentoring colleagues as well as for his passion for public education. In the spirit of the award, Ron will designate a mentee of his choice to receive a scholarship to the NSPRA National Seminar.