How we support Topeka Public Schools

The Communications team:

  • promotes student and staff achievements
  • organizes volunteer and partnership opportunities
  • helps manage crisis situations
  • responds to media inquiries
  • explains complex issues to parents and the community
  • communicates district directives and policies to employees
  • notifies the public in cases of emergency
  • manages content for and social media


Support for Schools

Some services we provide principals & schools are:

  • Crisis Management
  • Media Relations Training
  • Promotional Support


Support for Parents & 
the Community

We serve as advocates for district parents on issues relating to the success of individual students within our district.


Support for Employees

We keep our employees up-to-date with district happenings through our electronic newsletter, website, staff site, and social media. We also celebrate their achievements and dedication to our students.


Support for Administration &
Board of Education

We support the administration and BOE by communicating their work and decisions to our employees, parents, students, and community members.


How TPS Communicates With Families Document


How TPS Communicates With Families Document Page 2

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Dr. Aarion Gray

Dr. Aarion Gray

Director of Instructional Services
(Media Contact)
624 SW 24th St.
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 295-3024


Phoebe Nordyke

Phoebe Nordyke

Communications Specialist to the Superintendent
624 SW 24th St.
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 295-3020


Kylie Fleck-TalleyKylie Fleck-Talley

Communications Coordinator
624 SW 24th St.
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 295-3073


Dan Garrett 

Dan Garrett

Senior Communications Specialist
624 SW 24th St.
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 295-3047


Michael WilliamsMichael Williams

Communications Specialist
624 SW 24th St.
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 295-3075


Darin Wallace

Darin Wallace

Communications Applications Analyst (Web)
500 SW Tuffy Kellogg Dr
Topeka, KS 66606
(785) 274-6350

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