Colleen Scholer

Director of Communications

Colleen Scholer, Director of Communications

Phone: 319-558-3394
E-mail: cscholer

What are the responsibilities of your office or department? 
I believe clear, informative communications support the success of our schools and further strengthen our community relations. In my role, I develop communications for multiple stakeholders: student, parent/guardian, staff, media and community partners. The Communications Department utilizes a variety of digital tools to communicate directly with students and parents/guardians via our website, mass email, text and phone. Our goal is to apply technology advancements to district communications, while still maintaining creativity and interpersonal connection. 

I oversee the district brand development and upcoming website redesign initiative. Additionally, I spend significant time interacting with the media and view this as a partnership that helps inform the community. 

Professional History:  
My background includes over 30 years of experience in strategic marketing communications, brand development, media relations, crisis communications, market research, creative writing, and executive communications. I have a specialty in education from working with higher education clients across the country and Canada, and most recently I was the director of communications at the Division of Student Life, University of Iowa.

Fun Facts about Colleen: 
Anyone who knows me well is aware of my joy for my family. I love going to visit my adult children, whether that’s in New York City, Phoenix or right here in Cedar Rapids. The Southwest location is a must in the winter and I enjoy going to New York City to watch my daughter’s news broadcast from the wings. In addition, my hobbies include a good workout and then a good book.

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