Mary Pat Pfeil Communicator of the Year Award
The Mary Pat Pfeil Wisconsin School Communicator of the Year Award honors one outstanding individual from the school public relations profession in the State of Wisconsin. The first annual award was given at the 2023 WSPRA Fall Conference in Green Lake on November 7. To learn more about Mary Pat’s legacy, please view the video from the 2022 Fall Conference where this award was introduced.
This program is designed to recognize the outstanding leadership and contributions of active, front-line school communicators who work full-time in school districts or education service agencies.
The state level winner will be eligible to compete for the inaugural National School Public Relations Association Communicator of the Year Award to be announced at the National Seminar in Seattle in July 2024.
Chief of Communication & Community Engagement
Racine Unified School District
Mary Pat Pfeil
November 18, 1947 - February 4, 2022
- Honorary Lifetime Member of WSPRA
- WSPRA President in 1992-93
- Recipient of the Past-President Award in 2002-23
- WSPRA Service Award, 2013
- Served on the NSPRA Board
Mary Pat served as the Director of Public Relations for the Wauwatosa School District. She garnered a national reputation for crisis and issues management. That experience eventually took to her to her alma mater, Marquette University where she spent the remainder of her career as the Senior Director of Communications.
Each candidate of the Mary Pat Pfeil Wisconsin School Communicator of the Year Award will be judged on the following criteria:
Nominators will submit the following via an online awards software program (OpenWater).
THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE: