Superintendent Communicator of the Year

Otsego's Jeffrey Haase is Superintendent Communicator of the Year

Superintendent Jeffery Haase has been named the 2023 Michigan School Public Relations Association’s Superintendent Communicator of the Year.

Superintendent Haase has prioritized two-way communication during his tenure, building trust with the Otsego school community through coffee hours, a student advisory council, a Key Communicators group, newsletters, video messages, and an active presence on social media platforms. His community connections, transparency, and effective messaging have helped create the support needed to pass multiple bond efforts to enhance the district’s facilities, technology, and security. Superintendent Haase also worked to include stakeholder input to help develop a new strategic plan during the pandemic.

Superintendent Haase has continued to support the growth of communications efforts through the budget and a close partnership with his Director of Communications. Congratulations again to Superintendent Haase and the entire Otsego Public Schools team!

We look forward to celebrating this honor at MSPRA’s Annual Conference in Ann Arbor in March.

Holly McCaw, APR, Superintendent Jeffrey Haase and Tom Scheidel, APR

Superintendent Jeffrey Haase (center) shows his MSPRA Award presented by Tom Scheidel, APR. He was nominated by Communication Director Holly McCaw, APR.