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Communications and Community Engagement

The Communications and Community Engagement office's goal is to increase awareness, visibility, and support for Santa Clara Unified schools and programs. We communicate the mission, vision, values, and goals of Santa Clara Unified School District and engage the community in supporting student achievement. 

Do you have news to share? We want to hear about it! 
Comments, feedback, and suggestions? We love to hear from you! 
Media request for information or an interview? We've got you covered!

Our office plays a central role in engaging all stakeholders in two-way communication. Communications and Community Engagement works with the Superintendent, SCUSD staff, the Board of Trustees, and our partners to actively engage students, parents, teachers, and members of the community. 

Our office is responsible for the majority of the district's internal and external communications, is the liaison between the school district and the news media, and connects with our community to build a thriving, supportive learning environment for our children so they can reach their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. We oversee communication for our school district of nearly 15,000 students, 12,000 families, and 2,000 staff through strategic communication planning, community relations, marketing, branding, and advising our district leadership. Schools and departments are supported through consulting on a variety of issues, including marketing, outreach, and crisis communication response. The office is responsible for Santa Clara Unified's districtwide internal and external publications, videography, community relations, media relations, district and school websites, website accessibility compliance, and social media, to name a few.


Jennifer Dericco, APR

Jennifer Dericco, APR
Director / PIO
(408) 423-2131

Adela Tejeda
(408) 423-2140

Phillipa May
Communication Specialist
(408) 423-2109

Caitlyn Young
Multimedia Support
(408) 423-2127