Name: Mercedes Parham
Position & Organization: Director of Communications and Open Records Officer, Muscogee County School District
What do you enjoy most about school PR? Engaging people with different sets of talents, cultures, and perspectives to advocate for the importance of the education field.
What project are you most proud of in your district/organization?
Our goal to spread the positive news and show the warmth of our district through increased engagement on our social media platforms. It has been hugely impactful and contributed greatly to shifting public sentiment. People need to see the real emotion of the people who serve their children every day and realize how much we all have in common. We all laugh, cry, and experience the highs and lows of life together. One of my favorite posts was rather impromptu and it gained a reach of more than 86,000 (click here
What is your favorite book on your bookshelf?
One of my favorite books is by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Strength to Love.” It is a compelling collection of sermons that will transform your way of approaching relationships.