Communications & Public Relations: Our Purpose
The Office of Communications & Public Relations strives to provide our communities with relevant and current information about all things Athens City Schools. Press releases and emergency notifications are issued by this department. The department manages the school system's social media channels and the district's websites. In addition to publishing an annual report, the department creates a quarterly digital newsletter.
Meet the Communications Specialist
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science, Communications and Public Relations, Kennesaw State University National School Public Relations Association Alabama School Public Relations Association
Mrs. Ginger Hickman
Ginger Hickman is a school public relations professional with experience in both public school and private sector communications and public relations. In her comprehensive role as Communications Specialist, she is responsible for all communications efforts of the district both internal and external. Her range of expertise includes, but is not limited to, employee relations, social media, press, newsletters, web development and management, advertising, marketing, special events and all community and media relations. She is an active member of the National School Public Relations Association and the Alabama School Public Relations Association.
Ginger also serves and supports the Athens City Schools Foundation, a 501(c) nonprofit organization supporting teachers and students. The Foundation works to generate funds from within the community that are given back to the teachers and students of Athens City Schools through the Teacher Grant Program, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Violin Program, the Ralph & Lib Brett Fund for Students in Need and the annual Teacher of the Yeat Gratitude Banquet.
Ginger is married and is a parent to three children in the Athens City Schools system. She enjoys studying religion and spirituality, historical books and movies, all kinds of music, new and interesting foods and travel.