What we do

Welcome to the communications office! As the name implies, our job is to communicate with a variety of audiences and the media about what’s happening in Vancouver schools. We do this through print, television/video, social media, the district website and other methods.

Please communicate with us, too. If you are a VPS staff member, let us know what is going on in your school or classroom. Everything we do is to promote and support the students and staff members of Vancouver Public Schools.



Communications team

Tara CoxCommunications specialist
Tom HagleyChief of staff
Sue KnablePatron tours and volunteer clearances
Sara NealDigital media specialist / website
Pat NuzzoCommunications director, media contact
Amanda RichterCommunications specialist
Ian SouthworthVideo production specialist
Nick VollTelevision production supervisor

Latest news

Provide feedback on Computer Science Learning Standards

The proposed new standards improve coherence, alignment and readability.

Location identified for downtown elementary school

The new elementary school will serve students in kindergarten through fifth grade and will have an arts and innovation focus.

Press releases

Preview plans for new Marshall Elementary, McLoughlin Middle School and Lieser Campus

The public is invited to preview the preliminary architectural designs of Marshall Elementary, McLoughlin Middle School and Lieser Campus at an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will be [...]

Washougal Superintendent Michael Stromme to return to Vancouver Public Schools

Vancouver Public Schools announced today that Dr. Michael Stromme, the superintendent of Washougal School District since July 2015, plans to rejoin the VPS executive team as associate superintendent for administrative services. The job change is [...]