Melea Smith, APR

Melea Smith, APR

The Communications and Public Relations Office acts as a liaison between the school district and its various stakeholders including students, parents, employees and community members. This department coordinates various communication efforts, including print and online publications, Talk205 email and telephone messages, news releases and community engagement opportunities. Numerous additional programs are implemented through this office, including coordination with the Elmhurst District 205 Foundation, York Community High School alumni relations, volunteer recruitment and placement, as well as community/committee involvement. For more information, call 630-993-8863 or 630-941-4719.


NSPRA Names YDAP A Golden Achievement Award Winner

The York Distinguished Alumni Program (YDAP) was bestowed with a 2014 Golden Achievement Award by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) in June for its Dukes of Distinction program, which was launched in 2013. According to NSPRA, judges carefully sought outstanding achievement in the four steps of a public relations program: 1) analysis of the need; 2) planning to meet the need; 3) execution and communication of the program; and 4) formal evaluation. Each entry was individually judged against these award criteria.

In September of 2014, the printed program from last year's inaugural event was honored with an Award of Excellence from the Illinois chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA). It may be viewed by clicking here.

Induction of the 2014 Dukes of Distinction will take place on November 6, 2014 in the York Commons. Please plan to join us. For further details regarding these outstanding individuals, please visit this page.

Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 10/3/14

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Director of Communications

Smith, Melea
Director of Communications and Public Relations msmith@elmhurst205.org

Assistant to Communications and York Alumni

Hollstein, Debbie
Administrative Assistant - Communications/Alumni dhollstein@elmhurst205.org

Electronic Communications Specialist

Schroeder, Katherine
Electronic Communications Specialist kschroeder@elmhurst205.org