Communications & External Affairs
The mission of Communications and External Affairs is to support the Grand Rapids Public Schools by providing high quality and effective communication, community engagement, and legislative advocacy.
We Are GR
We Are GR was launched in 2012 to replace the Grand Rapids Public Schools' "Highlights", as well as the City of Grand Rapids' "Parks and Recreation Guide". Readers receive the same level of information they were accustomed to reading, as well as information about Grand Rapids Public Schools' programs, the City's initiatives related to transformation, and new partnership opportunities between the two organizations. During the school year, GRPS also puts out a weekly electronic newsletter.
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John Helmholdt, Executive Director of Communications and External Affairs
Kalli Zielbauer, Communications Coordinator
Kyle Pray, Student Retention Recruitment Program Coordinator
Lynn Ritsema, Administrative Assistant