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Communications and Community Relations

The Communication Services division handles all internal and external communications, community relations and outreach, public relations, school marketing, and emergency and crisis communications for Jeffco Public Schools.

As a Communications team, we will create visibility and inspire connection across our diverse district through recognition, engagement and transparency.

We are also dedicated to informing and engaging our students, parents, staff and community in support of the Jeffco Thrives 2025 Strategic Plan.


Contact Us

Phone: 303-982-6808
Email: [email protected]
Media Inquiry: [email protected]

Jeffco Public Schools
Communication Services

1829 Denver West Drive, Bldg. 27
Golden, Colorado 80401


Communications Staff


Kimberly Eloe

Executive Director, Communications

Kimberly Eloe  Executive Director, Communications

720.810.9923
[email protected]

As Executive Director of Communications, Kimberly oversees the communications strategy and initiatives for the district and leads the communications department, while assuming responsibility for designing and recommending appropriate communication tools in support of Jeffco's mission. She provides daily support to our superintendent, leadership team, as well as school leaders. Kimberly manages all media requests and leads crisis communications support across the district.


Debi Ward

Executive Administrative Assistant

Debi Ward Executive Administrative Assistant

303.982.6840
[email protected]

Debi provides direct administrative assistance to both Lisa Relou and Kimberly Eloe, as well as support to the entire Communications team. She manages the budget, sets schedules, assists with Human Resources duties, manages the department phone and email correspondence, while ensuring all inquiries land in the appropriate place within and outside of our department.


Kerri Barclay

Manager, Strategic Communications

Kerri Barclay

303.982.6818
[email protected]

Kerri’s role includes supporting the development and execution of the district’s proactive communications plan, with a focus on Jeffco Thrives 2025 and other high-level initiatives. In addition, her work focuses on assisting school-based and district leaders with their communication needs. She supports Kimberly and our schools with crisis communications, partners with various departments and outside vendors on key initiatives, and leads various district-level projects.


Maggie Wells

Senior Communications Specialist

Maggie Wells

303.982.6510
[email protected]

Maggie's role focuses on the creative, design, and branding efforts for Jeffco. In addition to managing the district's social media platforms, she designs visual content and materials for departments and schools, provides marketing and communication consultation upon request, supports district-level communication projects, and facilitates various cross-departmental partnerships.


Rob Whitfield

Multimedia Communications Specialist

Rob Whitfield

303.982.1384
[email protected]

Rob's focus is to tell the district's story through various multimedia channels. Visiting schools and district events throughout the school year. His photography and videography content showcases the work being done throughout Jeffco and the incredible staff doing it, as well as amazing student moments. Rob’s creations both inform the community and enhance the level of community engagement.


Tawny Vessey

Communications Specialist

Tawny Vessey  Communications Specialist

303.982.6709
[email protected]

Tawny assists with creating content across our various communication channels, as well as manages the district’s various internal and external newsletters, including the Leadership Memo, TeamJeffco Brief, Community Update, and more. Tawny works alongside Maggie in supporting our schools and departments with various marketing needs – playing a critical role in supporting communications projects and initiatives across the district.


Christa Quinn-Prideaux

Communications Specialist - Board of Education

Christa Quinn-Prideaux  Communications Specialist - Board of Education

303.982.4237
[email protected]

Christa’s role is to provide direct support to our Board of Education, focusing specifically around their communication needs, which includes Board recognitions, a quarterly newsletter, email correspondence, and various community engagement efforts. She will also play a key role in supporting the communications team with strategic initiatives and projects.


Samantha Silver

Digital Media Communications Specialist

Samantha Silver Digital Media Communications Specialist

303.982.4959
[email protected]

Sam’s role focuses on providing Jeffco families, staff and community with clear, timely and engaging content through our web platforms. This includes managing the public-facing website at jeffcopublicschools.org, the internal website for Jeffco employees, and supporting over 150 school websites across the district with content, design and accessibility measures.


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