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
Crystal ReedPatron 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

2018 plant sales

All proceeds support FFA and programs that teach kids job skills.

Coming in winter 2019: The new iTech Prep

A single facility on the Washington State University Vancouver campus will serve sixth through 12th grades.

Press releases

You’re invited! Open house offers a preview of the new Truman Elementary design

The new Truman Elementary School won’t open until fall 2020, but the public is invited to a preview of the future school. Preliminary architectural designs will be unveiled at an open house on Tuesday, March [...]

March 8 open house will feature virtual tour of the new Ogden Elementary

The public is invited to see the final design of Ogden Elementary School at an open house on Thursday, March 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A virtual tour of the new school will simulate [...]