The Howard-Suamico School District (HSSD) has promoted Ms. Kimberly Uelmen to serve as Director of School and Community Relations effective March 1, 2023.
“Kimberly has played a vital role in the development of our communications and community engagement,” said Superintendent Damian LaCroix. “Her work on behalf of HSSD students, families, and staff has been recognized for excellence at the state and national levels. Kimberly has a decade of experience in school public relations and the skills and passion to lead this important department. We are excited to have her join our leadership team.”
Uelmen joined HSSD in 2019 as a communications specialist and district webmaster. Her leadership on the project to launch a new district website earned recognition as one of the top 10 in the nation and an award of excellence from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). She was also named one of “35 under 35” in 2020 by NSPRA, an honor that celebrates rising leaders in school public relations. Prior to joining HSSD, Uelmen served in similar roles for Notre Dame Academy and the Pulaski Community School District.
“HSSD is a special place and I am humbled by the opportunity to build upon our team’s success,” said Uelmen. “Amazing things are happening every day in our classrooms and district. I am thrilled to lead the efforts to share good news and information with our students, families, staff, and community.”
Uelmen currently serves as president-elect of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Northeast Wisconsin chapter. She was named the chapter’s Young Professional of the Year in 2019.
Uelmen succeeds Brian Nicol, who is departing HSSD for an opportunity in the private sector.
About the Howard-Suamico School District: Founded in 1961, the Howard-Suamico School District encompasses 53 square miles in one of the most popular and attractive areas of Wisconsin. Located in the villages of Howard and Suamico – just eight miles northwest of Green Bay’s historic Lambeau Field – the district serves approximately 5,900 students in eight schools and nine community-based four-year-old kindergarten sites, making it the 25th-largest school district in the state of Wisconsin. The HSSD vision, mission and beliefs can best be summarized by the motto: Serving, Learning, Achieving – Together. For more information about the Howard-Suamico School District, visit www.hssdschools.org.