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.

Please click here for media requests.

Dr. Eric Louers-PhilipsDr. Eric Louérs-Phillips | Associate Superintendent of Public Affairs

301-696-6900
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 | Executive Assistant

301-696-6900
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

301-696-6905
Manages crisis communication, responds to news media requests for information and interviews, writes, edits, designs and proofs publications. Leads communications plans for the system.

TBD | Communication Coordinator

301-696-6911
Manages crisis communication, writes, edits, designs and proofs publications and sends FindOutFirst and Employee News email news.

Jeremy EccardJeremy Eccard | Video Production Manager

301-644-5017
Scripting, filming, editing and posting system-wide videos.

Amelia RossAmelia Ross | Video Production Specialist

301-644-5021
Scripting, filming, editing and posting system-wide videos.

Jeremiah JohnsonJeremiah Johnson | Video Production Specialist-

301-644-5015
Scripting, filming, editing and posting system-wide videos

Jacky MejiaJacqueline Mejia | Spanish Transcriber

301-644-5232
Communications translations

Lisa NewcomerLisa Newcomer | Web Content Coordinator

301-696-6898
Posts content to www.fcps.org and the employees-only intranet: https://insidefcps.fcps.org, and supports school websites

John HendersonJohn Henderson | Web Content Coordinator

301-644-5062
Posts content to www.fcps.org and the employees-only intranet: https://insidefcps.fcps.org, and supports school websites

Madison BatemanMadison Bateman | Web Experience Coordinator

301-696-6903
Publicizes events, recognitions, system information on social media.

Tiana HaileTiana Haile | Manager of Engagement and Partnerships

301-696-6902
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.

Ivania AmadorIvania Amador | Family & Community Involvement Coordinator

301-696-6838
Trains volunteers, plans community involvement initiatives.

Kyle RainesKyle Raines | Manager of Media Arts

301-644-5018
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.

Joe FarranJoseph Farran | Media Artist

301-644-5014
Designs signs, murals, logos, posters and maps for schools and central offices and photographs events.

Brent Smith Brent Smith | Document Production Specialist

301-644-5197
Manages print outsourcing.