November 2023

NESPRA Chapter Chat

Wednesday, November 9, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Lead by Meghan Baule, NESPRA President

Join NESPRA President Meghan Baule for a casual discussion about current events impacting school communications. This time is a space to crowdsource a dilemma, hear what others are doing in their organizations, and connect with fellow colleagues in the trenches.

October 2023

How to Create Engaging Newsletters

Monday, October 16, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Presented by Esmeralda Casas, Media and Communications Director, Ashland Public Schools

Are you looking to streamline your weekly updates or newsletters? Esmeralda Casas, Media and Communications Director for the Ashland, MA, Public Schools, will share how her district made the switch from scattered emails and blogs to design-forward newsletters with Smore.

Join us to learn how you and your team can create engaging, accessible and on-brand newsletters, whether you use Smore or a different newsletter tool. A copy of the presentation, a technical checklist and a guide with basic tips and best practices will be shared with participants.


Soft Skills: The Engine for Strong Teams

Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Lisa Riegel, Chief Academic Officer and Founder, JAKAPA

Soft skills are critical for shared leadership and strong, effective teams. How many great ideas fail to be implemented effectively because staff complies rather than commits to change?

During this lunch and learn, Dr. Lisa Riegel, the Chief Academic Officer and Founder of JAKAPA, will share information about soft skills and how they can improve your team’s productivity and efficiency. Dr. Riegel is a former Director of Communications and Community Engagement for an Ohio school district, and will tailor this presentation to school communications professionals. She will provide real-world examples and draw on her experiences to provide actionable suggestions you can use with your teams to improve your relationships, move initiatives forward and become more proactive.


Artificial Intelligence is Here: Implications for K12 Education

Wednesday, August 2, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Sarah Kyriazis, Director of Educational Technology, Worcester Public Schools

It took Netflix 41 months to reach 1 million users. For Chat GPT, it took 5 days. Artificial Intelligence is here and will radically change our daily lives, similar to what occurred with the Industrial Revolution or the birth of the internet. Educators and school communicators alike need to understand what’s happening now, what’s coming soon, and how their work will need to adapt to meet these significant shifts head on.

Back to School Website Tips

Tuesday, August 22, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Presented by Finalsite

Back-to-school communications hold significant weight. How your website functions, what your emails say, and what you share on social media set the tone for the year ahead. For some families, this will be the very first impression of your school.  In this webinar we will take a deep dive into updating your communications for the back-to-school season.

You must be a member of NESPRA to attend. 

Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the events.