Community Relations

For the betterment of the Francis Howell School District students, the Communication Committee reviews and prioritizes the communication needs of the District. The primary outcomes and objectives of the Committee include:    

  • Openly communicate with the Board of Education to fully understand District-wide goals
  • Gather input from community patrons through community engagement and committee processes
  • Review and prioritize communication needs including making use of technology to enhance learning and ensure continuous improvement of District systems and services
  • Develop plans and make recommendations to expand the District’s commitment to foster productive community relations through comprehensive public awareness and parent involvement
  • Develop plans to effectively communicate the positive aspects of school activities to the news media, parents, patrons, and taxpayers


Communications Department


Mary Lange, Board Representative
Michelle Walker, Board Alternate
Matt Deichmann, Chief Communications and Community Relations Officer
Jennifer Henry, Communications Manager

Julie Arnold

Kyra Beckmann

Kay Bedwell

Brian Brewer

Megan Brown

David Burton

Krisin Casey

Rene Cope

Kathleen Crawford

Kristen Cuneo

Sue Decatur-Davis

Angela Dickson

Eric Eubank

Tami Fawcett

Alison Fick

Leslie Firebaugh

Heidi Fuentes

Chris Garland

Cynthia Guelker

Jennifer Heismeyer

Maureen Hergenroether

Ginger Herin

Mike Hodge

DaMar Janssen

Holly Jarvis

Mary Johnson

Lindsey Jones

Patrick Longo

Keelyn Lyon

Andrea Mannino

Abby Manzella

Anne McPartland

Amber Miller

Jamie Ovlia

Ryan O’Quinn

Raghu Pandurangi

Rachel Parrent

Cindy Reilmann

Jill Roberts

Julie Sauvage

Eric Seider

Mike Stewart

Janet Stiglich

Melinda Tarter

Libby Taylor

Trish Vance

Cherilyn Washington

Ruth Williams

Katy Wittwer

Anne Womack



Send questions or comments to Jennifer Henry

Meeting Information






Sept. 6

6:00 PM

Board Room

Oct. 4



Nov. 1

6:00 PM

Board Room

Dec. 6

6:00 PM

Board Room


Jan. 3

6:00 PM


Feb. 7

6:00 PM

Board Room


March 7

6:00 PM

Board Room

April 4



May 2

6:00 PM

Board Room


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