Commissioner Lewis at 2018 Fall Conference Paul Schaumburg receives the O.V. Jones Memorial Award at 2018 Fall Conference Principal Patricia Greer, Marshall County High School at 2018 Fall Conference Rick Kaufman at 2018 Fall Conference Rick Kaufman at 2018 Fall Conference Steve Carter at 2018 Spring Conference Break Out Session Lunch Break at 2018 Spring Conference Linda Salyer Videos Session for Website at 2018 Spring Conference Lunch Break at 2018 Spring Conference Allison Gardner Martin and Daniel Kemp at 2018 Spring Conference Kelly Middleton, Newport Independent Schools at 2018 Spring Conference Members and Retirees with Brad Hughes, at bottom center, at the 2017 Fall Conference Banquet. KYSPRA Retirees with Brad Hughes at 2017 Fall Conference Banquet. Retirees and Members at 2017 Conference  Banquet Representatives from Independence Bank receive the 2017 Flag of Learning and Liberty award. Chris Crumrine, and Sarah Geegan "Executive Communication" in Break Out Session Beth Barnes, PH.D., "Mapping the Customer Journey" at 2017 Fall Conference UK Football Coach Mark Stoops at 2017 Fall Conference Luncheon Break Out Sessions At 2017 Conference Trinette Marquis-Hobbs at 2017 Fall Conference Opening Session with NSPRA President Tom DeLapp  in UK Recruiting Room at 2017 Fall Conference KYSPRA Board of Directors Meeting Bardstown 2015 conference group picture.


Nominations for Awards - Spring Conference

Every year, KYSPRA gives out three annual awards to honor those who support education and school PR. We are currently seeking nominations for these awards and nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 5. You can submit nominations HERE


Once nominations are gathered, a ballot will be formulated and shared with members to vote. Votes will need to be submitted before close of business Friday, March 12.


A description of the awards are below:

Richard Thornton Award
KYSPRA created the Richard Thornton Award in 2001 to honor the contributions to public education made by Thornton, a long-time KYSPRA member and past president of the National Association of School Public Relations Association. It is presented to an individual or organization for exceptional leadership and dedication to public education in Kentucky.

Flag of Learning & Liberty
Named after the National School Public Relations Association’s flag, the award is given annually to a person, group or corporation outside the education field who have made a significant contribution to public education in Kentucky.

O.V. Jones Memorial Award
For “Outstanding Service to KYSPRA and the school public relations profession.” Named for the late Superintendent O.V. Jones of Grant County Schools, the first superintendent to join KYSPRA. The award is given annually to a KYSPRA member for outstanding service to KYSPRA and school public relations.


2021 KYSPRA Spring Virtual Conference 2021 KYSPRA Spring Virtual Conference

The 2021 KYSPRA Spring Virtual Conference will be held on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST. This conference is FREE for members and $25 for non-members.



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