Office of Communications, Partnerships and Recognition

Reporting to the Department’s Chief of Staff, this Office oversees and implements:

  • Statewide multimedia communications programs with education stakeholders;

  • Media relations;

  • Corporate and nonprofit partnership, recognition, and award programs;

  • The procurement and allocation of external funds from public and private sources, subgrants to K-12 school systems, and related grant monitoring.


Gayle P. Secrist, Chief of Staff

William ReinhardWilliam Reinhard
Director of Communications

Darla StrouseDarla Strouse
Director, Partners, Advocates & Recognition Programs