Communications & Family/Community Relations
The COMMUNICATIONS & FAMILY/COMMUNITY RELATIONS DEPARTMENT is the hub of all internal and external communications in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, where timely and effective communications and community engagement is a team effort.
Members of the Communications Team work cooperatively with all departments to keep students, parents, staff, citizens and news media informed of events and progress in our schools through print, web and digital video communications.
Family & Community Engagement
Our FACE Team implements programs and activities at the building, district and city-wide level to foster positive relationships between CMSD schools, families and the community-at-large. Family Engagement coordinators encourage, recruit and assist parents, caregivers and citizens to provide support and interventions to help CMSD students and families. FACE team members work with community partners and volunteers to support CMSD students and to meaningfully engage parents and community in the CMSD school experience.
Connect with the CMSD Communications & Family/Community Relations Department
Dr. Roseann Canfora,
District Communications Officer
Provides leadership, direction and accountability for the Communications & Family/Community Relations Department and serves the Office of the CEO as communications strategist and official spokesperson for CMSD.
firstname.lastname@example.org | Office: 216-858-6510 | District Cell: 216-647-6072
Maria Nicolau-Miranda, Operations Support
Provides departmental support for Communications & Family/Community Relations staff and for efficient communications operations.
email@example.com | Office: 216-574-8612
Matt Pallotta, Videographer
Serves the Communications & Family/Community Relations Department and CMSD as post-production specialist for film and videography assignments in both studio and field communications via CMSD-TV.
firstname.lastname@example.org | Office: 216-858-7069 | District Cell: 216-633-4735
Dave Ramnarine, Videographer
Serves the Communications & Family/Community Relations Department and CMSD as pre-production specialist for film and videography assignments in both studio and field communications via CMSD-TV.
email@example.com | Office: 216-858-0551 District Cell: 216-633-4706
M. Lynn Schroeder, Graphic Designer
Responsible for graphic design and layout of internal and external CMSD print and web publications. Provides conceptual support and expertise for CMSD branding and visual marketing.
firstname.lastname@example.org | Office: 216-574-8672
Website Design & Development
Kara Gebhardt, Website Specialist
Responsible for updating website content; provides training and support to schools and departments for website content and design.
email@example.com | Office: 216-436-5016 | District Cell: 216-402-2779
Community Relations & Engagement
Community Relations & Public Affairs Specialist
Responsible for fostering and maintaining relationships with community, civic, political, alumni and nonprofit organizations; assists with writing and producing field reports and video news features for CMSD-TV.
Media Specialist (Broadcast)
Responsible for local, regional and national media support and coverage of CMSD news, activities and events; supports the Communications & Family/Community Relations Department with internal and external messaging for print and electronic media.
John Basalla, AV/Archivist
Archives digital video production for CMSD-TV communication and serves the district as archivist, responsible for historical archive acquisition, recovery and preservation of A/V and other materials of historic value to CMSD.
firstname.lastname@example.org | Office: 216-858-0629 | District Cell: 216-701-4529
* Contact District Communications Officer Roseann Canfora for assistance with reporters at school buildings.