Community Outreach Team

  • Our overall purpose is to implement strategic initiatives intended to support and enhance the work of Manteca Unified School District. Our team oversees the creative, innovative, and high caliber educational settings and initiatives. The Community Outreach team implements and sustains community relations, outreach, and print/media publications as well as offer leadership on all comprehensive communication services and strategies for the District under direct supervision of the Superintendent, Dr. Clark Burke. The community outreach team develops, executes, supervises, and maintains comprehensive and wide-ranging internal and external emergency and non-emergency communications—centered on the Board of Education vision for our District. 

    It is the Community Outreach team that is directly responsible for public relations with media outlets, MUSD families, and community stakeholders (i.e. City and county administrators, local non-profit organization leaders, religious leaders, youth organizational leaders, etc.). We maximize awareness through the power of social media, our website, our mobile application, monthly and annual publications of The MARK HighlightsWhat’s the Word? staff newsletter, and various mass communication tools. Additionally, we implement a crisis communication plan in the event of an emergency.  ​​​​​​​

    We strive for excellence in delivery and measure our results closely.  

Phone: (209) 858-0999

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Victoria Brunn, Director & PIO

Victoria leads the communications team to oversee public affairs, community concerns, press, and government relations. She devises strategy and makes recommendations based on current trend issues and needs in the educational environment. Her role is to brief the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent on public affairs-related issues, strategic issues in education in San Joaquin County and California and formulate a plan of action as well as provide direction to employees to implement approved strategies in order to advocate and promote the MUSD. Victoria serves as spokesperson for MUSD to various groups and establishes network and relations with district­ level education and parent advocacy organizations. She oversees an overarching strategic communications plan; administers, plans, implements, and supervises public information, government and community relations and outreach, marketing, and information dissemination. Further, she articulates and actively pursues strategic, cohesive, transformative advocacy and policy roles for MUSD.

Phone: 209-858-0999

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Pam Wright, Secretary

Pam ensures this department runs smoothly and efficiently. She is responsible for our dept. budgets, procedures, and coordination of clerical operations of the department. She coordinates meetings and schedules our visits at school sites for photos/videos. She assists our team on special projects. She also goes to school sites to take photos of special events that we use on our social media platforms, The Mark Highlights, and What’s the Word?.                                    

Phone: (209) 858-0861

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Lindsay Harris, Communications Specialist

Lindsay oversees the overall plan, coordination and implementation of our special projects and events assigned by the Superintendent or in support of another department. In this capacity, Lindsay manages our mass communication systems, our social media platforms, crisis/emergency communication, media relations and opportunities, content coordination, writing, and is the editor of The Mark Highlights​​​​​​ and What’s the Word? staff newsletter. She also mentors our team of Community Outreach interns who contribute news and stories to share with the public; typically, juniors and seniors who have a passion for journalism. 

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Caitlin Pearsall, Outreach Assistant

Caitlin assists in the various communication and special projects required of the Outreach team, including an upcoming parent engagement program. Caitlin works closely alongside the team to help maximize reach, increase engagement, and contribute to media publications. ​​​​​​​

Phone: 2098580811

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Katie Hoyer, Media and Web Communications Specialist

Katie manages the operation, content and training to our website and mobile application. She serves as a key supporter of all media and print publications for the general public. Katie also assists in reporting, photography, and the design for The Mark Highlights, Annual Report, What’s the Word and other special editions, as well as produces video and a myriad of other smaller publications and presentations.