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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Longtime MCPS employee named Florida’s ‘School Communicator of the Year’

A veteran of the Marion County school district was recently named the state of Florida’s inaugural “School Communicator of the Year.”

Earlier this week, the Sunshine State School Public Relations Association (SUNSPRA) announced that Marion County Public Schools (MCPS) Director of Public Relations, Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, has been awarded the title. This is the highest recognition that a school communicator can receive at the state and regional level.

Florida’s School Communicator of the Year Kevin Christian (center) stands with members of theMarion County School Board and Superintendent Dr. Diane Gullett.
Florida’s “School Communicator of the Year” Kevin Christian (center) with members of the
Marion County School Board and Superintendent Dr. Diane Gullett (Photo: Marion County Public Schools)

According to MCPS, Christian has been appropriately dubbed the “Voice of the School District,” as the local community has recognized his distinct tone through several forms of media over the last 22 years.

Christian graduated from Lee University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies, and he went on to earn his master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Miami.

After spending four years as a news anchor and reporter, Christian kicked off his career with MCPS in 2001. Since joining the district, he has earned his Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) and became a Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC).

Christian will now represent the state as he competes at the national level to become the National School Public Relations Association’s “School Communicator of the Year.”

For more information, contact SUNSPRA President Katherine Crnkovich, APR, CPRC, via email (Katherine_Crnkovich@scps.k12.fl.us) or visit SUNSPRA’s website.