Communications

The communications team works with school districts and Douglas ESD to find and implement strategies that broaden local communities’ understanding of the services and resources provided to students and staff throughout schools, in our community and around the state.

By prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion, Douglas ESD is building a stronger organization that is innovative and in service to the community.

The communications team is available to assist districts to:

  • Develop communications plans that can be comprehensive and large-scale, or topic-specific.
  • Evaluate and improve current communications strategies.
  • Provide crisis communication.
  • Write and distribute press releases to local media and organization channels.
  • Write, design, edit, and/or advise on district publications.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with local media outlets and individual reporters.
  • Develop, manage and/or monitor social media forums and other district communications channels.
  • Take photographs and video (editing and production).
  • Develop plans that support district efforts to pursue bonds.
  • Train and support school staff on effective use of communications tools and resources.

Douglas ESD communications services are also available to nonprofit and government agencies through intergovernmental contracts. Through these contracts, we are able to grow and expand this department to better serve our school districts.

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Project Request Form

Please submit this project request form, if you need assistance with communication strategies that include marketing, written content, graphic design, video, social media guidance and more.

Contact Us

Heather Villa

Communications Specialist

heather.villa@douglasesd.k12.or.us
(541) 957-4812 or 541-530-3880 (cell)

RaeAnn Malone

Marketing & Communications Analyst

Eric Andrews

Print Shop Technician (Graphic design and marketing)