Welcome to Communications and Public Relations

The Office of Communications and Public Relations manages the District's communications and media relations activities, produces internal and external publications for employees, students, and the community such as The Edgewood Historian, and oversees content on the District's website, www.eisd.net.
 
News releases are provided by the Communications and Public Relations utilizing electronic media outlets to inform community, employee's about the achievements and recent accomplishments of the District, upcoming events, public awareness campaigns, and other pertinent information. Additionally, the department also provides audio-visual assistance during meetings, and other district events.
 
In addition to the internal media releases, we also utilize a quarterly publication, The Edgewood Historian is to inform and educate the community.
 
The Office of Communications / Public Relations is dedicated to customer service. For more information on this department or its staff members, please call (210) 444-7955.
 
Mission Statement
 
The Public Relations Office is Edgewood ISD’s primary source for telling the District’s story through media communications, public outreach, and electronic means. The Public Relations Office works to inform and educate the community about Edgewood ISD schools, programs, students, personnel, and achievements.
 
  
Our Goals
  • Provide accurate and timely responses to information requests
  • Produce high-quality communication pieces with comprehensive and up-to-date information
  • Support student achievement by highlighting their accomplishments
  • Support the schools, Superintendent, Board of Trustees, and staff in communicating Edgewood ISD policies, procedures and programs
  • Build community support for Edgewood ISD
 
Under the direction of the Superintendent, Dr. Jose A. Cervantes, the Office of Communications/ Public Relations also plans special events and recognition celebrations.

Mr. Roland Martinez

Phone: 210-444-7955

Email: roland.martinez@eisd.net

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Mr. Roland Martinez

Public Relations Officer

Rolando E. Martinez (Roland) is Edgewood ISD’s new Public Relations Officer. Roland previously was Public Relations Manager for the City of San Antonio’s Capital Improvements Management Services Department. He has more than 10 years’ experience in school district public relations, and also 10 years’ experience as a newspaper journalist, including the San Antonio Express-News. 

He has a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

Roland looks forward to serving the Edgewood community and meeting as many employees and students as possible.


Mrs. Marivel Insall

Phone: 210-444-7955

Email: marivel.andino@eisd.net

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Mrs. Marivel Insall

Department Secretary

 
Marivel Insall joined the Office of Communications & Public Relations in 2012.  With 9 years of experience as a secretary in the medical field, Marivel has a great respect to the needs of the employee’s and students she encounters on a daily basis.  Marivel works hard to reach every goal and task she endeavors to make her job a success. 

Marivel Insall is continuing her education majoring in Counseling & Behavioral Psychology. Ms. Insall looks forward to great and successful school year.


Mr. Jason Gatell

Phone: 210-444-4513

Email: jgatell@eisd.net

Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Communication Design Texas State University

Mr. Jason Gatell

Webmaster

Jason Gatell became the District Webmaster in December of 2012. Before moving to the Public Relations and Communication Office, Jason spent 12 years in the district working as an Art Teacher, Instructional Technology Facilitator, and Instructional Facilitator.

Jason’s main job is managing the district website and social media content. He also designs many of the various multimedia projects produced by the department for district functions. As a designer, he has provided the visual

Since joining the Office of Public Relations in 2012, he has contributed to much of the District’s professional image and social media status. Edgewood ISD is now found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. These social networks have provided for up-to-date/current announcements and posting of events for easy access for parents, students, staff, and community.

Jason has been recognized for his work in video production, website, and print by Texas School Public Relations Association at the annual conference in February 2014.

 

Mr. Marvin Jimenez

Phone: 210-444-4538

Email: mjimenez@eisd.net

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Mr. Marvin Jimenez

Multimedia Specialist

Marvin Jimenez joined the EISD public relations and communications department in 2014.  A filmmaker and photographer since 2001, Marvin’s experience includes field production, studio film production, film editing, lighting, and photojournalism.

Marvin has worked as a cinematographer/camera operator with several production companies and clients that include Alamo HD, BP Billiton, Chef Curtis Stone, City of San Antonio Mayor’s Office, Cool Fire Media, Gold’s Gym, MLB, The Nations Family Films, Prem Rewat Foundation, U.S Army, and several others.

In 2008, as a teacher at Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary, Marvin was awarded first prize for his commercial “Words Really Do Hurt”, a national public service announcement sponsored by Sony and the AD council.

Marvin earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2001 and his master’s degree in education administration from Concordia University in 2009.


Ms. Yvonne Peña

Phone: 210-444-2335

Email: ypena@eisd.net

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Ms. Yvonne Peña

District Writer

Yvonne M. Pena is the Edgewood ISD Public Relations Writer. She has worked in public relations for over 30 years while serving Edgewood ISD. 
 
Pena is responsible for the publishing the Edgewood Historian and photographing district events. In recent years, the Edgewood Historian has received state recognitions. The publication received a Gold Star and “Best in State” recognition from the Texas School Public Relations Association and received the Silver Star at the 2014 TSPRA Conference. Pena has also received two Silver Star recognitions for photographs of Edgewood ISD events.
 
She earned her Associates Degree in Information Technology/Visual Communications from the University of Phoenix Axia College in 2008.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Phoenix in 2011.
 
Yvonne’s goal is to continue to promote and recognize the great things happening with Edgewood ISD students and staff.

Last Modified on July 23, 2014