Community Relations

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day!

  • The Osceola School District Community Relations team is here to help you when it comes to your communications needs. From graphics, to social media, to photos and videos, and even event planning, this site has been created for you. Now more than ever, it’s important for our schools and departments to showcase the amazing programs and culture behind what makes our district stand out amongst the rest.  

    If you still need a little help after exploring our resource website, please submit an inquiry form under our FAQ Requests section.

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  • Events
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  • Meet Our Team

  • Dana Schafer

    Dana Schafer is the Public Information Officer for the Osceola School District. She has dedicated nearly 30 years to providing information to our students, families, and the community. Dana is a product of the Osceola School Distrct and is the proud mom of two Gators, as well as she and her husband being Gators themselves.

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  • Jamie Rivera

    Jamie Rivera is the Executive Secretary for the Community Relations Department. Jamie is from New Jersey but has lived in Florida for many years, and has spent her career working in the Osceola School District. Jamie's favorite pastime is traveling, her most recent trip was to Japan!

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  • Martha Mann

    Martha Mann is a Community Relations Specialist for the Osceola School District. She's dedicted 30 years to our students, staff, and community in Community Relations, Human Resources, and Professional Development. Martha's favorite role is coordinating the Teacher of the Year nominees and finalists and watching it call come together at our annual Education Awards.

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  • Kim McKnight

    Kim McKnight is a Community Relations Specialist in the Osceola School District and has dedicated more than 30 years in departments across the district. Kim plans and coordinates many of the district events, from the Administrators Welcome Back at the start of the year to Osceola Scholars at the end of the year, and everything in between.

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  • Heather Kahoun

    Heather Kahoun manages the social media for the Osceola School District. While she has only worked in Community Relations for a few years, she is one of our former teachers—dedicating nearly 15 years to the district. Heather loves sharing the great things happening in our schools and departments with our community. #SDOCGoodtoGreat

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  • Carlos Hernandez

    Carlos Hernandez is the Webmaster for the Osceola School District. Carlos has dedicated 21 years to the Osceola School District. He first worked at Thacker Avenue Elementary, then in Special Programs, and finally in Community Relations. Carlos is so excited about the launch of our new website and all it will offer our community.

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  • Ruben Santa-Cruz

    Ruben Santa-Cruz is a Community Relations Specialist for the district, focusing his time on videography and graphics. Ruben started his career with the district right out of high school and has been here ever since. When not shooting videos, Ruben can often be found brewing a cup of coffee—his favorite!

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  • Robin Davis

    Robin Davis is the Volunteer Liaison Specialist for the OASIS Department, which falls under Community Relations. Robin has dedicated 21 years to the district, working in our schools, in Research & Evaluation, and in OASIS. Robin has a passion for ensuring we have dedicated and responsible volunteers in our schools each year.

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  • Felisa Lewis

    Felisa Lewis is the OASIS Department's Partners in Education Specialist and the newest member of our Community Relations team. Before her time here, she worked at Chestnut Elementary. Felisa enjoys connecting businesses and schools together to benefit our students and teachers and does it with a fun spirit.

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  • Maria Sparks

    Maria Sparks is a District Receptionist, and one of the smiling faces that greets you when visiting the Administrative Complex. Maria enjoys helping our visitors find answers to their questions or where they need to go.

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  • Ana Rivera

    Ana Rivera is a District Receptionist and another one of the smiling faces that greets you when visiting the Admistrative Complex. Ana loves helping others and has filled this role here and for other departments as well.

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    Community Relations Team

    Community Relations
    817 Bill Beck Blvd.,
    Kissimmee, FL. 34744
    Phone: 407-870-4007
    Fax: 407-870-4017

Welcome!

  • The team members in the district’s Community Relations Department are dedicated to keeping Osceola County residents informed about the School Board, the Osceola School District, and the individual public schools within the district. The goal of our communication efforts is to build trust within the district and create new lines of communication throughout the district with our many education stakeholders. Areas of focus for community engagement projects and programs include:

    • Community Relations and Partnerships
    • Media Relations
    • Employee Relations

    We believe:

    1. The district has an important responsibility to communicate effectively with all stakeholders.
    2. Effective communication helps increase student achievement, and is a two-way process involving both internal and external publics.
    3. Effective communication is the responsibility of every employee in the district.

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