Rockwall ISD Communications Department Shines at TSPRA Conference

Pictured (left to right): Steven Offield, Communications Coordinator; Kassie Maxwell, Administrative Assistant; Renae Murphy, Chief Communications Officer; April Guest, Communications Specialist; Chris Curtis, Marketing Coordinator. Not pictured: Alyssa Suniga, Webmaster and Multimedia Specialist.

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 25, 2019) The Rockwall ISD Communications department recently earned a Crystal Commendation Certificate of Merit, one Best-in-Category Award, eight Gold Star Awards and two Silver Star Awards at the 2019 Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) Conference.

“To have the work that we do for the students and community in Rockwall ISD validated with so many awards on a statewide level is phenomenal,” said Chief Communications Officer Renae Murphy. “It’s an incredible feat and accomplishment by our team of communications professionals.”

The Crystal Commendation Certificate of Merit was awarded to Alyssa Suniga and April Guest for the We Love Program. The Best-in-Category award, presented to the Communications Department for the Rockwall ISD’s Got Talent live show from Rockwall ISD’s 2017 Convocation, was deemed the best in state of all submissions in that category. According to one judge, “The best Convocation show I’ve ever seen. Effectively pre-produced in all areas made for great live presentation. Great performances by all on camera talent.”

With a student population of more than 16,000, Rockwall competes in the 10,000-30,000 Students category along with other districts such as: Duncanville ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Wylie ISD, Pflugerville ISD, Laredo ISD, Waco ISD and more.

TSPRA’s annual Star Awards provide recognition for education communications and projects of its members. Judges evaluate each work and project based on set criteria and they award Gold, Silver and Bronze Star Awards, as well as Best of Categories, Certificates of Merit, Crystal Commendations and the Platinum Award for an all-encompassing, year-long communications project.

Rockwall ISD Awards 

Crystal Commendation Certificate of Merit

We Love Program (Alyssa Suniga, April Guest)

Best in Category

Rockwall ISD’s Got Talent Segment from Convocation 2017 (Communications Department)


Multicultural Event Poster (Steven Offield)

Rockwall vs. Sachse (Chris Curtis)

Rockwall High School Jazz Program Cover (Steven Offield)

Rockwall Bunch (Steven Offield)

Rockwall High School Jazz Program (Steven Offield)

Teacher of the Year 2018 Program (Steven Offield)

Breast Cancer Awareness Poster (Steven Offield)


RIE Magazine (Alyssa Suniga, Steven Offield)

Math Pathways Program Informational Video (Steven Offield)

Submitted press release by Rockwall ISD for publication in Blue Ribbon News. 

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