Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Department promotes student achievement by engaging families and community members in our schools, building pride in and support for public education, facilitating effective internal and public communication, and recognizing employee excellence.

See the Public Affairs Department's Vision and Mission Statements.

Dr. Eric Louers-PhilipsDr. Eric Louérs-Phillips | Executive Director

Serves as the FCPS chief spokesperson, as well as the advisor and lead on public affairs initiatives. Monitors and reports on education legislation, policies, and trending issues, and oversees all external and internal communications.

Wanda FordWanda Ford | Senior Executive Secretary

Recognizes employee achievements and coordinates related awards programs (Charles E. Tressler Distinguished Teacher, Support Employee of the Year), manages incentive coupons and the Combined Charities Campaign.

Brandon OlandBrandon Oland | Communications Manager

Manages crisis communication, responds to news media requests for information and interviews, writes, edits, designs and proofs publications. Leads communications plans for the system.

Randy GrayRandy Gray | Communication Coordinator

Manages crisis communication, writes, edits, designs and proofs publications and sends FindOutFirst and Employee News email news.

Jeremy EccardJeremy Eccard | Lead Video Production Specialist

Scripting, filming, editing and posting system-wide videos.

Amelia RossAmelia Ross | Video Production Specialist

Scripting, filming, editing and posting system-wide videos.

Jeremiah JohnsonJeremiah Johnson | Video Production Specialist-

Scripting, filming, editing and posting system-wide videos

Lisa NewcomerLisa Newcomer | Web Content Coordinator

Posts content to and the employees-only intranet:, and supports school websites

Madison BatemanMadison Bateman | Web Experience Coordinator

Publicizes events, recognitions, system information on social media.

Ivania AmadorIvania Amador | Family & Community Involvement Coordinator

Trains volunteers, plans community involvement initiatives.

Tiana HaileTiana Haile | Community Engagement Coordinator

Recognizes employee achievements and coordinates related awards programs (Teacher of the Year, WAPO Principal & Teacher of the Year), manages systemic partnerships, the FCPS Partnership Portal, and provides related training.

Kyle RainesKyle Raines | Multimedia Graphics Coordinator

Produces visual designs, animated explainer videos, motion graphics, publications, and customized promotional/informational materials for use on all FCPS platform, photographs events and assists with visual aspects related to the FCPS brand.

Steve BlickenstaffStephen Blickenstaff | Media Artist

Designs signs, murals, logos, posters and maps for schools and central offices and photographs events.

Brent Smith Brent Smith | Document Production Specialist

Manages print outsourcing.