Nell Boggs
Executive Director of Communications

Portia Lake
Director of Public Information

Lynn Murray
Executive Director of Douglas County Education Foundation

The Communications Department handles all media relations related requests and acts as the School District's Public Information Office. Please click the links below for information on the various programs of the department.


The Communications Department assists in developing the school calendar with input from parents, employees, and the community. For the 2019-2020 Official Calendar, click Calendar.

Flyer Approvals

We are no longer approving hard copies of flyers for distribution in schools. We have set up a Virtual Community Bulletin Board which can be accessed from the main page of the district website. For guidelines, please click DCSS Virtual Community Bulletin Board.

The Standard of Excellence Publication

Schools submit articles to be published in the The Standard of Excellence section of Chapel Hill News & Views September through May. To view issues for the 2019-2020 school year, click here.

Partners in Education (PIE)

The Douglas County School System has a robust Partners in Education program. Businesses and organizations partner with schools in many ways to support student achievement. Interested in becoming a partner? For more information on this rewarding program, click Partners In Education (PIE).

Teacher of the Year

Every year, each school selects a teacher to be honored as Teacher of the Year (TOTY). From this group of 34 teachers, one teacher is selected as Teacher of the Year for Douglas County. For more information about this important program and to learn how you can help, please click Teacher of the Year (TOTY).

Teacher 4 A Day and Principal 4 A Day

Business and community members have an opportunity each year to shadow a principal or teacher in one of our schools as part of the Teacher 4 A Day or Principal 4 A Day program. For more information and an application, click Teacher 4 A Day (T4AD).

Douglas County Education Foundation

The Douglas County Education Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit that awards scholarships each year to high school seniors in Douglas County and awards Classroom Impact Grants to teachers for initiatives not funded by local, state, or federal dollars. For more information about the foundation, click here.

Social Media

The Community Relations Department also updates Facebook and Twitter for the Douglas County School System. Please visit us on Facebook and Twitter.


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