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Stacy Rader
Communications Officer

Paula Hans
Public Information Officer


The Communications office represents Douglas County School District, providing clear, efficient, and effective communications to our employees, families, and community. We provide direction, strategy, and production for messaging, marketing, media, web, and creative design needs.

We’re here to help tell the stories of DCSD. As a team, we:

  • Serve as the advisor and liaison between the district, news media and general public so that the public has a better understanding of DCSD initiatives, accomplishments, needs and goals
  • Advise and assist principals and others in the district with news media, extraordinary school or district occurrences and incident/crisis communications
  • Provide district-wide emergency communications to DCSD families, such as during weather closures/delays, incidents/crisis, lockdowns and lockouts
  • Produce written, photographic and video news features highlighting school and district programs and achievements
  • Provide information and communications to DCSD employees
  • Support school marketing efforts in areas such as graphic design, website design, social media training, school videos and more
  • Manage district branding and assist other departments with print and digital graphic design needs
  • Obtain resources for DCSD programs and schools through community partnerships
  • Maintain a multitude of communication vehicles, such as E-newsletters, the DCSD website, social media, event calendars and more
  • Livestream Board of Education meetings, graduations, and other major DCSD meetings and events
  • Recognize accomplished students, teachers and leaders at Board of Education meetings