Owensboro Public Schools Public Information Officer Jared Revlett on Friday received the OV Jones Memorial Award for outstanding service to the Kentucky School Public Relations Association and school public relations. This is the top award for School Public Relations in the state.
The award is named for the late OV Jones, former superintendent of Grant County Schools and the first superintendent to join the Kentucky School Public Relations Association.
“I’m truly humbled by this award,” Revlett said. “One of the reasons I wanted to be involved in KYSPRA was to connect with other school PR professionals and share ideas about how to better communicate with our families, but this community has become so much more and has been a valuable resource that I am proud to be a part of.”
In October, he was also named to the National School Public Relations Association’s Top 35 School PR Professionals Under 35 list.
“If this pandemic has provided anything positive, it has been the opportunity to showcase the importance of communication and public relations in a school setting,” Revlett said. “My colleagues at KYSPRA and across the country have provided incredible support and advice throughout the past year and I couldn’t have done it without them.”
Revlett was nominated for the award by Lora Wimsatt, the Public Information Officer of the Daviess County Public Schools district.
“Jared’s professional expertise is not limited to the boundaries of the Owensboro Public Schools district,” Wimsatt said. “Our relationship as counterparts in sister districts has benefited our entire community. Jared’s generous spirit of collaboration represents the highest ideals of what KYSPRA is all about. He is always willing to share information and assistance on projects and communications about issues relevant for any district that needs it.”
For more information about KYSPRA, visit kyspra.org.