Community Relations

The Community Relations Office provides leadership in communications and community engagement that support Bloomington Public Schools’ strategic plan and its schools, staff and students.

The work of the Community Relations Office is guided by the belief that effective communication is a two-way process involving both internal and external audiences. We work to establish positive relationships with parents, business leaders and community to build support for public education. We believe that meaningful public engagement encourages community involvement in education that benefits children and increases student achievement.


  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Community engagement
  • Graphic design
  • Media relations
  • District website management
  • Photography and video production
  • Publicity (e.g. media releases, flyers, etc.)
  • Social media management
  • Surveys and research
  • Crisis communications
  • Communications and public engagement training
  • Strategic counseling

952-681-6406 - fax

Rick Kaufman, APR
Executive Director of Community Relations and Emergency Management

Kate Martin
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications

Stephen Rydberg
Communications Coordinator

Carol Whiteaker
Administrative Assistant


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