Communications & Public Relations: Our Purpose

  • The primary purpose of the Office of Communications and Public Relations is to share the the story of Athens City Schools with our school family and greater Athens community. We deliver timely, relevant and meaningful information related to our schools, students, teachers and families and serve as the trusted resource for all things ACS. The department manages the school system's social media channels, websites and community mass messaging platform (Blackboard Connect). We are also responsible for brand management, use of logos, crisis communications, press releases, annual reports, district newsletters, media kits, advertising and marketing for the district.

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Meet the Communications Specialist

Phone: (256) 233-6602


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science: Marketing, University of North Alabama Master of Arts in Education: Business and Marketing, University of North Alabama National School Public Relations Association Alabama School Public Relations Association Career Development Facilitator

Mrs. Christy Hubbard

Christy Hubbard is a school public relations professional with experience in education, marketing and communications. In her comprehensive role as Communications Specialist, she is responsible for the communications efforts of the district both internal and external. Her areas of focus include marketing, web development and management, social media, press, newsletters, advertising, mass communications, graphic design, special events and all community and media relations. She is a member of the National School Public Relations Association and the Alabama School Public Relations Association.

Christy 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 Year Gratitude Banquet.

Christy and her family are life-long Athenians who also attended Athens City Schools. Christy (‘95) is married to John (‘94) and they have two children: Lily (‘20) and Drew (‘23). In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, live music, cooking and the beach.