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Forney ISD Marketing and Communications Department Wins Platinum Award at State Conference

Staff members of the Forney ISD Marketing and Communications Department recently attended the Texas School Public Relations Association, (TSPRA), annual conference in Austin, Texas during the week of Feb. 24 and was awarded the organization's highest state award for school marketing and communications. The five member staff received the TSPRA Platinum Award for the 2018-2019 Forney Family marketing campaign. The Platinum Award honors a year-long project that exhibits the highest standards of excellence according to research, analysis, communication and evaluation.
 
Forney ISD launched Forney Family in 2018 across the District and throughout the community to promote the many successes of students and educators in the District as well as those in the community that work with and support the District. The District believes that  maintaining academic excellence doesn’t just happen by chance. It starts with making sure tax dollars are spent wisely, teachers are committed to superior instruction for every single child and students take their education seriously towards their preparation for college or career. And, it takes a community that rallies behind every school, every teacher, every administrator and every student in every part of the district.
 
In addition to the Platinum Award, the FISD Communications Department also earned five gold stars for other work completed during the 2018-2019 school year. The team won a gold star for classroom photography and four gold stars for marketing and informational videos.
 
Members of the Forney ISD Marketing and Communications Department include Executive Director Kristin Zastoupil; Director of Communications, Larry Coker; Community Relations Coordinator, Dana Curry, Digital Video Producer Charles, 'Bubba' Willis and Administrative Assistant Tyquita Jones.
 
Zastoupil also concluded a seven year term on the TSPRA Executive Committee at the conference which included serving as the organization's president during the 2018-2019 school year. She served on the executive committee as past president this year.
 
For more information about Forney Family, go to: www.ourforneyfamily.com  
 
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Forney ISD Marketing and Communications Team from left to right Dana Curry, Community Relations Coordinator; Bubba Willis, Digital Video Producer; Kristin Zastoupil, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications and Larry Coker, Director of Communications.