By Sam Elliott
Hamilton Southeastern Schools Autism Specialist and HSE Association Vice President Leslie Brown was honored with the N. Robert Montfront Communications Award from the Indiana State Teachers Association.
Brown, in her 12th year with HSE and 22nd year teaching overall, was nominated by HSE Association President Janet Chandler and Executive Vice President Karin Foster.
“When I got the email, I said, ‘Oh my gosh’ because this was my first time doing the public relations and community relations,” Brown said. “I do all the social media stuff and I also do a monthly newsletter for everybody in our association and it goes out to all the staff, including the school board and some of the ISTA people.”
Brown has transitioned the association’s monthly newsletter into a digital format reaping noticeable results.
“Since we started using the electronic one, everybody reads it,” she said. “I get like 3,000 hits after the first hour after it’s gone out. “
The HSE Association’s first Association Representatives meeting for the 2016-17 school year is 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Sept. 16 at Fishers High School’s large group instruction room. Meeting dates the rest of the school year include Nov. 11, Jan. 20, March 9 and May 11.