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Strategy & Engagement

The Strategy & Engagement department will ensure that all families, businesses, and community partners are fully engaged in the mission of our district.

Overview

The Strategy & Engagement department will ensure that all families, businesses, and community partners are fully engaged in the mission of our district through:

  • Development of the necessary communications tools to inspire and expedite connections within the engagement and cultural components of district students, parents, community and businesses.
  • Promoting a creative culture that invites and inspires authentic engagement from district students, parents, community members and businesses.
  • Establishing engagement opportunities for connections both within and beyond standard groups of parents, alumni, businesses, corporations, religious groups and services organizations.

Services

Media Relations

We assist the departments, programs and campuses with news media interaction related to RISD news, events and activities, and in responding to news outlet inquiries.

Publications

The Strategy & Engagement department produces internal and external publications including School Times, RISD Notes, and Connect magazine.

Web Services

Provides internal and external web solutions to help campuses, departments and programs connect with the district’s students, parents, community, and staff.

Video Production

Production of internal and external videos for district promotional, informational, and training purposes.

Graphic Design

Design services are provided across the district which include branding guidelines, logo design, marketing collateral (flyers, posters, signage), photo restoration and more.

Blackboard Connect

RISD's automated parent notification system for important announcements, attendance information, and/or emergency communications.

Social Media

Manages RISD presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. These pages inform and engage stakeholders.

Partners & Volunteers

The Strategy & Engagement department facilitates partnerships and volunteers to assist programs and schools, including matching available resources with needs.

Event Management

Plans and implements district events, such as Convocation, REA Banquet, program launches and employee/staff recognition efforts.

School Times

School Times is RISD’s award-winning electronic community newsletter that covers RISD students, news, events, schedules and information in a quick and efficient format delivered right to your inbox – free!

News Desk

The RISD News Desk is the official news outlet for Richardson ISD that covers the greatness going around the district.

Partners Program

The Partners Program was established to facilitate and recognize community and business support for individual schools and district programs.

Contact Us

Melissa Heller

Melissa Heller

Chief of Strategy and Engagement
melissa.heller@risd.org
469-593-0301

tim clark

Tim Clark

Executive Director of Communications
tim.clark@risd.org
469-593-0305

Miguel Benitez

Miguel Benitez

Director, Family Engagement
miguel.benitez@risd.org
469-593-0304

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