Overview

CalSPRA’s Excellence in Communication Awards program recognizes the successful efforts of education agencies and communication professionals in producing materials and services that meet the information needs of communities throughout our state.


List of 2022 Award Winners


Special Recognition Awards

Communicator of the Year - Marie Russell, Chief Communication Coordinator, Turlock Unified School District

California Gold - Christine Paik, APR, Chief Communications Officer, Poway Unified School District

President’s Service Award - Robert Meszaros, Director of Communication, Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Emerging Communicator - Sarah Foy, APR, Media and Marketing Manager, Santa Clara County Office of Education

Superintendent to Watch - Dr. David Vannasdall, Superintendent, Arcadia Unified School District


Awards of Excellence

Annual Report

Placer County Office of Education

2021 Digital Annual Report


Community Engagement Campaign

Educational Partnership High School

Comprehensive Stakeholder Engagement Campaign

San Juan Unified School District

By-trustee area election outreach

Santa Clara County Office of Education

The Power of Democracy: 2020 Youth Voter Campaign

Sonoma County Office of Education

Pediatric COVID vaccine campaign


Crisis Communication & Issues Management

Mountain View Whisman School District

Return to Learn (COVID School Reopening)


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

California School Boards Association

Shedding the legacy of segregation in our schools

Fresno Unified School District

New District Vision, Mission, Values and Goals

Live Oak School District

Bilingual Multimedia Campaign to Increase COVID-19 Awareness and Safety among School-Aged Children from TK to 8th Grade

Mountain View Whisman School District

“Better Together” Program

Poway Unified School District

Superintendent's Column: We're Not So Different After All


Feature/Editorial Writing

California School Boards Association

The mental health reckoning of 2020: Schools take on convergence of anxieties in uncertain times

San Diego County Office of Education

Shaping a ‘Bright Future’ for Students in Our Care


General Publications/Collateral Materials

Napa County Office of Education

COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework for Napa County Schools

Santa Clara Unified School District

Vision 2035 Collateral


Internal Communication Campaign

Clovis Unified School District

2021 Employee State of the District: Spring Update


Internet/Intranet/Website

San Diego Unified School District

“Discover” School Choice website


Marketing Campaign

Poway Unified School District

2021 Team PUSD Recruiting Campaign

San Diego County Office of Education

Equity Conference 2021


Media Relations

Riverside County Office of Education

Las Brisas Child Development Center

Santa Clara County Office of Education

SCCOE/SCCPHD Youth Vaccination Press Conference


Multimedia/Visual Communication

Alameda County Office of Education

COVID Protocol Flowchart

Arcadia Unified School District

#ArcadiaFirstDay Social Media Photos Campaign

Arcadia Unified School District

COVID-19 Close Contacts and Quarantine Infographic

Arcadia Unified School District

AUSD Today by DCI

Cajon Valley Union School District

COVID-19 Expert Panels

Clovis Unified School District

Back in the Game Social Media Splash Video

Clovis Unified School District

Heroes Ad Spot

Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District

Free COVID Testing for School Volunteers

Fresno Unified School District

Communications Student Advisory - Mental Health PSA

Fresno Unified School District

Faces of Fresno Unified

Gilroy Unified School District

Brownell Grand Opening intro video

Jurupa Unified School District

Superintendent's Monthly Minute

Los Angeles County Office of Education

Supporting the African American Learner

Los Angeles County Office of Education

Lessons from the Field – A panorama of LA County school districts

Merced Union High School District

MUHSD Live!

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

College & Career Night Social Media Campaign

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Stand Out Student | School Hero Video Series

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Career Technical Education Social Media Campaign

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Career Technical Education Video

Redwood City School District

Wild About School Lunch Social Media Posts

Redwood City School District

Roadmap to Reopening My School Video Series

Riverside County Office of Education

2021 Virtual State of Education Address

San Juan Unified School District

Video highlighting the naming of Katherine Johnson Middle School

Santa Clara County Office of Education

Stronger Together - COVID-19 Public Service Announcements (PSA) Series

Sonoma County Office of Education

Pediatric vaccine radio ad

Sonoma County Office of Education

Student Vaccination Interviews

Stanislaus County Office of Education

2021 Teacher of the Year Video

Stanislaus County Office of Education

High Hopes Video

Turlock Unified School District

Student, Staff and Parents Social-Emotional Support


Promotional/Awareness

Oroville Union High School District

OUHSD 2020 and 2021 Hall of Fame Social Media Awareness Mini Campaign

Oroville Union High School District

Social Media Tactic: Meet OUHSD

Social Media Campaigns

San Juan Unified School District

Summer Program Highlights

Turlock Unified School District

COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign


Special Event or program

Alameda County Office of Education

2021 Alameda County Teacher of the Year

Arcadia Unified School District

New Educator Academy Draft Day

Berryessa Union School District

BUSD 8th Grade Promotional Ceremonies

Compass Charter Schools

Compass Celebrates 10 Years of Serving Scholars!

Evergreen School District

Evergreen Ice Cream Bus (Special Event Program)

Sacramento County Office of Education

SCOE 360—2021 Employee Recognition Show

San Diego County Office of Education

Welcome Back Tour 2021-22


Awards of Merit

Annual Report

Clovis Unified School District

2021 Annual Report


Crisis Communication & Issues Management

Cajon Valley Union School District

Media Campaign For The Extraction of Students and Families Stranded in Afghanistan.

Salinas Union High School District and NAACP

Video messages addressing Racially Insensitive On-Campus Student Incident


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Alisal Union School District

COVID-19 protocols: safe practices for returning to school

Redwood City School District

Sepa más: El distrito explica todo en español

San Diego County Office of Education

A Time for Thanks and Reflection

Santa Clara County Office of Education

Steps to Success


Feature/Editorial Writing

Merced County Office of Education

Op/Ed: In-Person School Experience Must Be Our Priority


General Publications/Collateral Materials

Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District

Enrollment Campaign

Kern High Network

ACHIEVE Magazine - Spring 2021

Kern High Network

ACHIEVE Magazine - Summer 2021

Kern High Network

ACHIEVE Magazine - Fall 2021

San Diego County Office of Education

Equity Blueprint for Action

Sonoma County Office of Education

Student Quarantine Protocol flyer

Stanislaus County Office of Education

Career Inspiration collateral materials

Turlock Unified School District

COVID-19 Information: General Publications/Collateral Materials


Internal Communication Campaign

Sacramento County Office of Education

Superintendent's Weekly Video Messages


Internet/Intranet/Website

Metropolitan Education District

MetroED Website Redesign


Media Relations

Alisal Union School District

La Cultura Cura

Jefferson Elementary School District

Affordable Housing for Teachers


Multimedia/Visual Communication

Arcadia Unified School District

Arcadia Unified Bitmoji Staff Recruitment

Association of California School Administrators

ACSA Legislative Lunch Break

Clovis Unified School District

Tale of Two Students

Compass Charter Schools

Orange County Learning Center Virtual Tour

Compass Charter Schools

The Firebird Report Newscast

Gateway Public Schools

2021 Matters of the Mind Video

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

2021 LVJUSD English Learner Reclassification Ceremony

Los Angeles County Office of Education

Celebrating Los Angeles County Education professionals overcoming the challenges of COVID-19

Merced County Office of Education

2020 Merced County Schools Annual Education Report Video

Redwood City School District

Question, Explore, Create: Summer 2021

Redwood City School District

Roadmap to Reopening My School Reference Guide

Santa Clara Unified School District

MacDonald High School: Focus on the Future

Turlock Unified School District

COVID-19 Information: Multimedia/Visual Communication


Newsletter

Alameda County Office of Education

2021 COVID Newsletters

Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District

In the Loop, Learning Community Updates for Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District

Jurupa Unified School District

The Horizon Newsletter

San Diego Unified School District

2020-21 “BetterSD” eBlast

Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District

The Weekly Peep - Staff Newsletter

Cajon Valley Union School District 2021 COVID Newsletters

Social Media Campaign

Alameda County Office of Education

5-11 Vaccine Social Campaign

San Diego County Office of Education

#MilestoneMonday


Special Event or program

Los Angeles County Office of Education

40th Annual Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year Celebration



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