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Carpenter Receives Communications Award

Superintendent Carpenter Named 2021 Superintendent To Watch by National School Public Relations Association
Posted on 12/16/2021
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Estacada School District Superintendent Ryan Carpenter has been selected as a 2021 Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). Carpenter joins just 19 superintendents across the nation who were selected for the honor in recognition of their innovative and effective use of technology to engage and inform the school community, and to expand two-way communication and outreach efforts.


This award recognizes Superintendent Carpenter’s efforts during his tenure as a leader in the Estacada School District to intentionally and innovatively collect and honor community input. NSPRA Executive Director Barbara M. Hunter, APR notes that “Strong communication at the district level continues to be more important than ever in keeping school families, employees, students, and community stakeholders well-informed and engaged.” 


Carpenter continues to lead the way in utilizing innovative platforms and strategies to communicate transparently and effectively with families and the Estacada community. From his commitment to weekly video messages to families, to the dedication to keeping lines of communication open via regular Facebook Live townhalls - Superintendent Carpenter’s intentional commitment to the Estacada community has gained national recognition.