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Please mark these professional development session dates on your calendars and make plans to join us for these enriching sessions!

Eat, Learn and Grow with us from noon to 1 p.m. on the following dates:

Fri, Sept. 29, 2023: "8 Quick Takeaways for Strategic Planning."

Presented by Jill Browning, APR, Chief Communications Officer, District 99

NSPRA 2023 Golden Achievement Award Winner: Learn about this award-winning campaign, in which the district used a collaborative process to collect input from all groups as it worked to develop a new strategic plan following the pandemic and the completion of a multiyear, $136.6 million facility renovation.

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Jill S. Browning leads communications at Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove, Illinois. Her mission is to strengthen the organization’s reputation and to increase support of public schools by keeping the community informed and aware. She's developed a comprehensive and strategic communications program from which to tell the district's stories. She creates content for multiple platforms, including newsletters, speeches, websites, social media posts and videos. Jill also helped to lead a strategic planning process in 2022 as well as an engagement campaign in 2017 that resulted in the district passing a $136.6 million referendum to dramatically improve facilities and set a future direction for learning.

With degrees in English and business and an Accreditation in Public Relations, she has over 20 years of experience creating successful marketing, communications and public relations programs in both the public and private sectors. She also worked as a freelance journalist, writing for national publications.


Eat Grow Learn

CHESPRA is excited to announce our continuation of the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Professional Development Series-- Eat. Learn. Grow.

These sessions are FREE for CHESPRA members.

Stay tuned for more details on these upcoming sessions:

Oct. 20, 2023 from noon to 1 p.m.: " Safety and Security DIG-IT," presented by Kristine Harrington, Director of Communications & Marketing Scottsdale Unified School District. 

Kristine is a broadly accomplished communications and marketing professional, passionate about storytelling.

She currently serves as the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Scottsdale Unified School District. Kristine has worked in public education for five years. Prior to that she was an award-winning television news reporter and special projects producer.





Stay tuned for more details on these upcoming sessions:Dec. 1, 2023

May 10, 2023