Communications and Public Engagement

  • The Communications and Public Engagement (CAPE) Department is responsible for the strategic and ongoing marketing and communication of WESD schools, students and staff. Communication planning, marketing, public engagement, digital communication, media relations, crisis communication and recognition are primary areas of focus of the department.

    The mission of the CAPE Department is to acknowledge the accomplishments of WESD schools, programs and staff and communicate those accomplishments to our diverse population utilizing traditional and digital communication methods. Additionally, the department actively pursues community, business and faith-based partnerships to support the District's mission.

    In addition, Communication Services personnel review and approve flyers for distribution to families, assist with volunteer coordination, organize the District-wide United Way campaign and Food Drive, facilitate the Business Advisory Team, participate in School Connect and assist with Read Across America. Staff members provide support to schools and departments in meeting their communication and partnership goals.  


  • Pam Horton
    Director of Communications and Public Engagement