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Registration open for June 18 Drive-In Conference

MSPRA's June 18, 2019 Drive-In Conference is now open for registration.

You'll want to attend this highly-valued session about these critical topics.

"Diversity, Equity & Cultural Sensitivity for School Communicators" with Dr. Jay Marks, Diversity and Equity Consultant with Oakland Schools. This day-long training session will be packed with practical tips and strategies for communicating about diversity and equity in your everyday work. Plus, you'll learn how to help facilitate community conversations around these essential subjects.

Read the complete program description.

Register by June 13, 2019.

April 26, 2019
MDE Hosting Educator Workforce Job Fairs

Get Connected!

Developing, supporting and sustaining a high-quality, prepared and collaborative education workforce is a high priority of the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). That’s why MDE is targeting this Top 10 in 10 Strategic Goal by hosting three Educator Workforce Job Fairs across the state to connect job seekers and those hiring teachers, subs, bus drivers, custodians, paras, secretaries, admins and any other education-related positions.

MSPRA Awards Open
Submit by May 18, 2019

Submit your nominations now through May 18, 2019 for:

Winners will be announced in the fall.

Read about the latest recipients on the Awards Page.  

Annual Conference March 14 and 15, 2019

Registration is now closed for MSPRA's Annual Conference: WHY IS EVERYTHING A CRISIS?  It doesn't have to be! This priemere professional development will be held on Thursday, Marc h 14 and Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in Lansing.  Participants will learn how to spend less time in crisis mode, be more effective, celebrate MSPRA’s 60 years of support for School PR Practitioners and build your network to enhance your PR practice.  See the entire agenda.

MSPRA Gets New Look
Includes 60th Anniversary Branding

The MSPRA Board is pleased to announce our new logo in honor of our 60th Anniversary! Thanks to the experts at Ottawa Area ISD, we have refreshed our current logo with a more contemporary font and a cleaner look. The graphic element to the right of the letters represents a stylized speech bubble that incorporates punctuation that could be viewed as an apostrophe, quotation mark or comma. Together, the speech bubble and grammatical symbol represent communication in its verbal and written forms. The blue hues have been updated to more contemporary colors of light and dark blue. The letters “P” and “R” are presented with the darker blue to emphasize the Public Relations role that our organization and its members fulfill within the education industry. 

Mark of Distinction

MSPRA is proud to have earned the following National School Public Relations Association Marks of Distinction as an Exemplary Chapter:


  • Year-round Program
  • Coalition Building


  • Year-round Program


  • Year-round Program


  • Year-round Program


  • Year-round Program


  • Year-long Program


  • Professional Development/PR Skill-Building


  • Professional Development/PR Skill-Building