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Communications & Community Services


Ritenour School District is committed to the value of a planned public relations program and the positive impact on student achievement, community relationships and improved district programs and services. The Ritenour Community Services office develops and implements the district’s public relations program and the adult and community education programs.

Department Responsibilities

  • Provides effective internal and external public relations and other communication programs.
  • Counsels superintendent, Board of Education and district employees in public relations and district management strategies.
  • Provides leadership to the district related to issues management.
  • Conducts qualitative and quantitative research relating to demography, opinions of community and employees and other components associated with effective communication and satisfaction levels.
  • Plans, develops, administers, supervises and evaluates the communications and community services programs.
  • Coordinates effective communication to both internal and external audiences.
  • Develops communication/public relations efforts planned on a systematic basis to support achievement of district goals and objectives.
  • Schedules and coordinates printing and publications.
  • Assures good communication with news media, responsiveness by school officials and honest, open information is provided to reporters.
  • Organizes and directs parents, staff and volunteer committees.
  • Plans and coordinates special events, projects and activities.
  • Serves as public relations representative for the district and performs as liaison with community, media and other agencies.

Contact Us

Communications & Community Services Office
2420 Woodson Road
St. Louis, Mo. 63114

Doug Bray
Director of Communications and Community Services
(314) 493-6080

Margarita Kramer-Gunther
Bilingual Office Professional
(314) 493-6080

Michelle Mueller
Communications Coordinator
(314) 493-6082

Jenna Gandolfo
Digital Media Manager
(314) 493-6072

Paula Meers
Graphic Artist
(314) 493-6083