Department of Communications and Community Engagement

  • The Department of Communications and Community Engagement chronicles the work and mission of Norfolk Public Schools, highlighting its extraordinary efforts to provide a world-class education to the students in our care. We tell this story with innovation, passion, and dedication, striving always to advance new means of connecting with our families while simultaneously honing our skill on tried-and-true communications tools. We undertake this work with a focus on attendance, literacy, and accountability, and in alignment with the division’s strategic plan, Continuing the Drive | Equity and Excellence for All. Norfolk Public Schools is the cornerstone of a proudly diverse community, and we believe that all students, regardless of their background, deserve a respectful learning environment.  Norfolk Public Schools is committed to creating, building, and sustaining high standards of educational success for all students, where diversity, equity, and inclusion are valued and used toward achieving positive academic and social outcomes.

    Communications listens to its community and nurtures two-way communication with our stakeholders. We provide a view into daily life at NPS, and we celebrate the division’s milestones and successes, students, and staff. We offer compelling content that educates, informs, and engages our community.


    Finally, Communications and Community Engagement provides timely, thorough, and accurate responses to public records requests.

Connect With Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Newsletter

Contact Information

  • Dr. Doreatha White
    Chief Strategy, Innovation, and Community Engagement Officer  

    Director of Communications

    Jerri Smith
    Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Affairs

    Assistant Director of Communications & Community Engagement  

    LaEunice Brown
    Community Engagement Coordinator

    Madeline Curott
    Marketing & Media Relations Coordinator

    Daniel Varner
    Web Development Coordinator

    Byron Pollard
    Web Development Coordinator

    Taylor Henderson  
    Coordinator-Internal Communications & Social Media

    800 East City Hall Ave.
    Room 1008
    Norfolk, VA 23510

    Phone (757) 628-3459
    Fax (757) 628-3925

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.