• By Valerie L Fuller
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Communications Director Accepts a New Career Opportunity After a Decade of Service with MCSD


Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036

(Columbus, GA)-The Director of Communications, Valerie Fuller, is leaving the Muscogee County School District (MCSD) after a decade of dedicated service.

“I celebrated my 10 year anniversary with the Muscogee County School District July 2, 2017,” said Valerie Fuller, MCSD Director of Communications and Open Records Officer.“Although I have twenty-three years of various professional communications experience, this fiscal year begins my 12th year of service in education communications in Georgia. It is a privilege to serve and support the students, employees, families, and community. Now, it’s time…time to take on a new career challenge that I have accepted, which is out of town. It is one that I look forward to and one that will allow me to continue using my gifts and talents in strategic and effective communications, which is my passion.”

Over the last decade Fuller has earned more than twenty (20) recognitions for exemplary and effective communications including, but not limited to the National Schools Public Relations Association Golden Achievement Award for implementation of the Be There: Parent, Family, Community involvement campaign, numerous (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) awards from the Georgia Schools Public Relations Association (GSPRA), and strategic communications planning that helped lead the way to successful passing of two Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for room to learn, ways to learn and support to learn for our students.

Under her leadership, she also developed the concept and implementation plan for the live-streaming of all high school graduations in support of all MCSD students and families, and as a special effort to support military children and their families in partnership with WTVM News Leader 9.In addition, she streamlined the internal and external communications processes, implemented a mass notification system, and professional development trainings for school and district leaders and administrators, which significantly improved proactive communications and two-way communications throughout the district. Fuller also serves on several boards and has forged effective partnerships on behalf of the Muscogee County School District, which includes, but is not limited to WTVM News Leader 9, The Ledger-Enquirer, the American Cancer Society, Safe Kids of Columbus, United Way and the American Cancer Society.

Dr. David Lewis, MCSD Superintendent says, “Although perhaps best known to the parents, the students and the community of Columbus as the voice of district-wide communications, Ms. Fuller has distinguished herself at the state and national levels as well. I thank her for her dedication to our district the past ten years and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

Fuller's last day with MCSD is effective Wednesday, August 2, 2017.