The Chesapeake School Public Relations, or CHESPRA, dedicates itself to promoting effective public relations practices within educational institutions across the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. By encouraging the adoption of sound communication strategies, the chapter strives to enhance understanding and support for schools. Through the presentation of accurate information and diverse viewpoints, the chapter aims to bridge the gap between schools and communities, fostering appreciation and engagement. Additionally, the chapter plays a crucial role in developing educational materials that enable schools to communicate their role in public education more effectively, thereby strengthening the vital connection between education and the community.
While communication touches every aspect of a school system, it is common for communities to not fully understand the role and value of school communicators. The following points are provided to assist professional school communicators in having crucial conversations about their important work.
To have a greater selection of nominees and a more robust contest, we are extending the deadline for the inaugural CHESPRA School Communicator of the Year Award to Jan. 15, 2024.
A respected leader in school public relations and a former president of CHESPRA, Tim Bullis sadly lost his battle against cancer in the summer of 2023.
On behalf of the Chesapeake School Public Relations Association (CHESPRA), we are thrilled to have the 2025 NSPRA Seminar back in the vibrant and historic city of Washington, D.C.!
CHESPRA extends its deepest sympathies to everyone affected by the recent hostilities in Israel and the surrounding regions. In times of international conflict, our role in fostering clear, compassionate and accurate communication becomes all the more critical.
CHESPRA is excited to bring our fall 2023 conference to Short Pump, Va. on Nov. 1-3.