Pictured left to right: Lori Oberheide, Assistant Superintendent of Communications & Public Engagement at ESD 112, Jessica De Barros, Director of Communications and Government Relations at PSESD, Monique Dugaw, Director of Communications & Public Engagement at ESD 112

The ESD 112 communications team was awarded nearly two dozen state public relations, marketing, graphic design and website awards, including four “Best in Category” winners at the Washington School Public Relations Association’s (WSPRA) awards program.

ESD 112 received more awards than any other single award winner this year. More than 180 award recipients received state recognition for creative and effective work in district and education communications. The awards program is broken into two divisions: districts with more than 10,000 students and districts with fewer than 10,000 students.

“I am so proud of our entire Communications Team. They are among the best in the business, as evidenced by this statewide recognition.”

– Tim Merlino, ESD 112 Superintendent

ESD 112 provides communication services for many small school districts that would not otherwise have the resources for a communications program.  Among the 18 awards ESD 112 received, 14 were projects for schools districts with fewer than 10,000 students.

“One of our primary goals at ESD 112 is to equalize education opportunities,” Merlino said. “Our communications team and their award-winning work for small districts clearly demonstrates this commitment.”

Awards Received

Best in Category – Perfect Score

New School Funding Model CampaignCommunications Plan, PR, Marketing Campaign (enrollment MORE than 10,000)
This campaign was awarded in collaboration with PSESD

Best in Category

Award of Excellence

Award of Merit

Honorable Mention

Congratulations to the ESD 112 Communications Team: Lori Oberheide, Monique Dugaw, Heidi Barnes, Rose Yandell, Sarah Coomber, Michele Larsen, Jodi Thomas, Melissa Burt, Jenna Buescher-Hill and Laura Martin.

View a full list of 2019 Award Winners.

Learn more about ESD 112 communication services >