What We Do

​In alignment with the division’s Strategic Plan, the Office of Strategic Communications aims to improve organizational effectiveness by cultivating a valuable, relevant, engaging, and easily accessible communication model.

Media Coverage

The Office of Strategic Communications encourages schools and departments to actively engage their communities in outreach activities that promote services, programs, accomplishments, and opportunities for partnership. The Communications team provides counsel and support to schools and departments in the generation, design and delivery of communications products and has the primary responsibility of interacting with the media.

If your school or department would like to publicize an upcoming event or news story, please complete the ACPS Media Coverage Form (ACPS login required). A member of the Communications team will respond within 24-48 business hours.

ACPS Media Coverage Form

Communication Tools & Tactics

​Visit our Tools & Tactics page for information about the various communication mechanisms employed and managed by the Office of Strategic Communications.

Office of Strategic Communications
Albemarle County Public Schools
401 McIntire Road, 3rd Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-296-5820 | Fax: 434-296-5869

Communications Team

Helen Dunn

Helen T. Dunn, Ph.D.
Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Officer
Office: 434-975-9452
Cell: 434-249-8379
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Jennifer Butler

Jennifer A. Butler
Senior Communications Analyst
Cell: 434-260-4634
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Lauren Hunt

Lauren Hunt
Web & Social Media Specialist
Office: 434-296-5820 ext. 13129
Cell: 434-987-8442
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Patrick Huddleston

Patrick Huddleston
Video Communications & Instruction Specialist
Office: 434-296-5820 ext 13714
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