Congrats to Lynn Peisker and Beth Shepperd


The Champaign Community Unit School District #4 has received three state level communication awards from the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association.  “Marketing our Magnet Schools”, a campaign to introduce Booker T. Washington and Garden Hills Elementary Schools to the community, earned the Golden Achievement Award for Community Relations Coordinator Lynn Peisker.  Peisker, along with Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Community Relations Beth Shepperd, earned a Communications Contest Award for the District’s “Fast Facts Brochure.”  “Academic Spotlight”, the District’s video highlights of each school, earned a Communication Contest Award for Peisker and videographer Brandon Minett.

Professionals who have earned their accreditation in Public Relations judged the Golden Achievement Category, and the communications category awards were judged by members of the National School Public Relations Association from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and the Chicagoland chapter of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

“These awards constitute outstanding recognition of Unit 4’s external communication tools.  Lynn Peisker is to be credited with bringing creativity and innovation to Unit 4 communications.  She is the reason for these awards, and it is outstanding to see such recognition during her first year in school communications,” said Shepperd.

“Fast Facts” brochures, which contain academic, financial and demographic data about Unit 4, are available at the Mellon Administrative Center, 703 S. New Street.  “Academic Spotlights” can once again be seen on Champaign Government TV on Cable Channel 5 in Champaign beginning September 1st.

4 Responses to “Congrats to Lynn Peisker and Beth Shepperd”

  1. Papaathome Says:

    Nothing wrong with a little recognition but it reminds me of a phrase I hear in sports radio frequently, it is a tall midget award. Who ever heard of this and who submits entries, in other words what the competition.

    I judge results by how well the people of unit 4 know what’s going on and with the many complaints that appear on this blog and in many other forums, I think Unit 4 still has a way to go to be truly remarkable in the communication department.

  2. charlesdschultz Says:

    So, pray, tell me how you judge Lynn Peisker and Beth Shepperd. 🙂 I agree that Unit 4, as a whole (and especially the web admins) have a long way to go, but what about the individuals mentioned?

  3. Papaathome Says:

    I’m confident they do wonderful work – and that they are the two (I think only two) with “community relations” in their title and so they take the praise (or fall) for the entire operation.

  4. charlesdschultz Says:

    I think I would agree with you there. However, the more I hear (and hear about) Dr. Malito, the more impressed I become. He is most definitely different than Mr. Culver. So I am asking myself, does our District need a new (official) Superintendent more like Dr. Malito? What are the downsides?

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