Communications Department Recognized for Excellence in School PR


2020 TSPRA Awards

Duncanville ISD’s Department of Communications received honors for outstanding work in education communications at the 2021 Texas School Public Relations Association’s (TSPRA) conference held this week in Denton.

The department received 12 Gold Star awards, six silver and one bronze for entries in categories including published news release, photography, poster and marketing image package. 

From those entries that received Gold Star awards, two were selected by judges as ‘Best of Category,’ which means they were named best in the state of Texas. One of the best of category entries included a three-part documentary featuring the Duncanville High School Band’s long legacy of high achievement and excellence. The other top entry included a press release which generated media coverage about PACE High School’s decision in the 2019-2020 school year to limit cell phone use at the campus.

“High achieving communications teams spend their time shining a light on others. Rarely do communications professionals take a moment to step into the light themselves,” said Tiara Richard, Duncanville ISD Chief Communications Officer. “These recognitions acknowledge the long days, late nights and hard work. I am proud of our team’s commitment to excellence and honored to work beside them each day.”   

In the past five years, the Duncanville ISD Communications Department has received 86 Star Awards.