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Office of Communications & Engagement 

The Gregory-Portland ISD Communications & Engagement Office works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to establish and cultivate trust through transparent, honest, consistent, and balanced communication in the G-P community. Through the development of strong relationships and partnerships, we aim to support our schools, department teams, leadership, families, and residents by prioritizing Quality Service and Impactful Community Engagement.  

Our schools and district teams are supported as G-PISD works to fulfill our goals to increase student, parent/family, and community satisfaction and engagement through service designed to Educate, Inspire, and Empower our students, families, and greater community. 

Brand Style Guide

All individuals who are granted permission in writing by this office and/or hold an agreement for merchandising are able to use Gregory-Portland ISD logos, insignia, slogans, and/or other property of the district for specific use(s) as permitted. The Brand Style Guide contains requirements for requesting use(s) of district property (including any/all logos) and the 'DO's and DON'Ts' or standards for use. Regardless of audience or circumstance, all must follow these requirements both within and outside the district. Please visit our web page regarding the Brand Style Guide for more information. Thank you!

Information Services 

  • G-P News – E-Newsletter for Community Members / Taxpayers | Ad Hoc 

  • District Updates – Parent / Family & Staff Notices | 1-2 / Week 

  • Press Releases - Public notices for the G-P community and local media outlets

  • Facts & Figures – District Data & Infographics 

  • Program-Specific District and Campus Communications 

  • Public Recognition for Students, Teachers/Staff, Community Partners, etc. 

  • Management & Oversight of District-wide Communication Channels: Schoolmessenger (email/phone), Remind (text messaging), Websites, Social Media, Print Publications & Mailings, Research/Survey tools, etc.

 Strategic Communications 

  • Develop Communication Plans to inform the public about District programs, initiatives 

  • Develop & Manage District Branding Guidelines (official logos, icons, themes, slogans, etc.) 

  • Communications Training for District, Campus Leaders & Teams

  • Crisis Communication Management / PR Counsel 

  • Media Relations (Press Conferences, Press Releases & Interviews/Coverage District-wide) 

Web-Based Communications 

  • Manage Official District & Campus Websites 

  • Provide support for Department & Campus Web page content

  • Manage Official District, Campus & District Program Social Media Accounts 

  • Oversee Campus- and Program-based social media channels (Facebook, Twitter) 

 Editorial Marketing Services 

  • Assisting schools/departments to review, provide feedback for campus communication efforts, parent letters/information, Schoolmessenger and Remind communications 

  • Providing counsel for campus events, promotions, and community relations 

Special Public Event / Campaign Management  

  • Bond Informational Campaigns & Progress Reports 

  • Annual Teacher of the Year Program & Awards  

  • Annual State of the District Presentation

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies 

  • Groundbreaking Ceremonies 

  • Facility Naming Dedications 

  • Other District Campaigns, Public Events, Luncheons, and Programs  

Official District Branding / Graphic Arts / Video Services 

  • Brand Management of Official District Logos, Insignia, Slogans, etc., including Internal (Employee) Logo Use Policy and External (Non-Employee) Logo Use Policy

  • Graphic Art Creation & Oversight for all District Programs & Initiatives 

  • Graphics support and feedback for campuses, single-campus programs 

  • Graphics support in the planning and execution of district events and activities 

  • Video services to promote District-wide initiatives and programs 

  • Video services for Multi-Campus initiatives and programs 

Community Relations & Engagement 

  • Support for the G-P Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 

  • Speaking Engagements & Service to local clubs, organizations on behalf of the District

  • Cultivating and supporting community partnerships within the District  

  • Source for community members, families seeking information about G-PISD 

  • Customer service, partnership development training for Campus, Department teams

  • Support for prospective families interested in enrolling students in G-PISD 

Contact Us

Requests, information and/or news tips can be directed to:

Crystal Matern, CPC
Chief Communications & Engagement Officer
1200 Broadway Blvd. | Portland, TX 78374
Office - (361) 777-1091 ext. 1045
Cell - (361) 332-1476
Email - cmatern@g-pisd.org

Sharon Reckaway
Director of Family and Community Engagement
1200 Broadway Blvd. | Portland, TX 78374
Office - (361) 777-1091 ext. 1030
Email - sreckaway@g-pisd.org

Ally (Alexandra) Spiegleman
Coordinator of Communications & Engagement
1200 Broadway Blvd. | Portland, TX 78374
Office - (361) 777-1091 ext. 1045
Email - aspiegleman@g-pisd.org

Atanislao Acosta, Jr.
Multimedia Production Coordinator
1200 Broadway Blvd. | Portland, TX 78374
Office - (361) 777-1091 ext. 1046
Email - aacosta@g-pisd.org

Jodie Scanlan
Secretary to the Chief Communications/Engagement Officer
1200 Broadway Blvd. | Portland, TX 78374
Office - (361) 777-1091 ext. 1057
Email - jscanlan@g-pisd.org


G-PISD Logo Requests must be emailed or sent via postal mail to the contact above. CLICK HERE for information regarding External (Public) Logo use.

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