Mentor Program

  • Mentor Program

    If you are a new school communications professional, the NCSPRA mentor program could be the secret to your success! Whether it’s your first day on the job or you’ve been around the block a few times, NCSPRA mentors are here for you, giving their time, talents, and years of experience to offer a helping hand.
    New school PR pros are paired with an experienced mentor typically within a reasonable driving distance to help make face-to-face meetings a bit easier. 
    Our NCSPRA mentors know that starting a new job can be a little intimidating, but there’s no need to worry. These public relations veterans are ready and willing to give advice on a variety of topics:
    Public Relations - developing a plan of action for your communication efforts
    Publications - writing and designing staff newsletters, annual reports, school calendars, etc.
    Recognition Programs - applauding your students, employees, volunteers, business partners
    Media Relations - fostering positive relationships with news reporters
    Crisis Management - handling crisis situations like natural disasters
    Community Engagement - getting your audiences interested and involved in your schools
    Bond Referendums - setting the agenda to get voter support at the polls
    Research Methods - determining the effectiveness of your PR program
    You’ve got a big job to do, but there’s no need to do it alone. Remember the saying, "Don’t re-invent the wheel." By learning from our successes and failures and relying on our resources, you can become a PR pro in no time.
    For more information about the mentor program, please contact NCSPRA executive director Ellen Boyd at