• Office of Communications

    According to the National School Public Relations Association, nothing is more important in building trust and support between a school district and the public it serves than the quality of a district's communications. The process of communicating with all audiences involves listening as well as conveying information. Open communication with the District's students, parents, patrons and the public in general is essential for the school district to operate effectively. The School District of Clayton is committed to maintaining a systematic effort to communicate with the public using available, effective media and mediums.

    Department Staff

    Chris Tennill, APR
    Chief Communications Officer
    314-803-8268 Cell
    Twitter - @ctennill 

    Ali Lenger
    Communications Coordinator
    Todd Schumacher
    Digital Communications Specialist

    Key Areas of Responsibility

    • Community engagement
    • Media relations
    • District publications
    • Crisis communication
    • Management of District website
    • Development of District's master calendar
    • Special events
    • Liaison to community groups including:
      • Clayton Education Foundation
      • PTO Council
      • Clayton Connection
      • Metro Theater Company