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Janelle Asmus named new director of communications for 27J

Janelle Asmus, APR, has been named 27J Schools’ new director of communications. 

Asmus has served in similar roles in public education across Kansas and Colorado including working as the division director of marketing and communications for the Wichita Public Schools in Kansas. From there, she traveled to Colorado to serve as the director of communications for the Boulder Valley School District.

For the next decade and a half, Asmus served as chief communications officer for Adams 12 Five Star Schools, the Colorado Department of Education and Adams 14 School District. She most recently served as the chief executive officer for Alliance Strategies Group, Colorado.

“Janelle brings with her valuable experience in strategic public relations, communications and public policy,” said 27J Superintendent Chris Fiedler. “We have a commitment to engaging our communities and supporting our staff with strong communication leadership. Janelle will build on that tradition.”

Asmus has held various leadership positions including serving as a regional vice president for the National School Public Relations Association and as president of the Colorado School Public Relations Association. She also served as the president of the International Association of Business Communicators, Kansas chapter. She’s been an invited speaker for local, state and national communications conferences. Her work in public relations and communications has earned dozens of state and national awards.

Asmus earned her bachelor of arts degree in communications from Baker University, Baldwin City, Kan. and went on to earn her accreditation in public relations through the National School Public Relations Association and the Universal Accreditation Board.

“27J Schools has a great reputation for its dedication to serving all students with high quality, innovative and inclusive education,” Asmus said. “I’m thrilled to be a part of such a vibrant and bold school district and to cultivate relationships with teachers, parents, students and our communities.”