Communication Services

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Communication Services provides strategic internal and external communications and public relations services that support the mission, goals and objectives of Oakland Schools. A sampling of the activities that fulfill our mission include:

  • Branding and identity development
  • Media relations
  • Video production and editing services
  • Field Services - Providing communications assistance, support and direction to Oakland County districts upon request​ 
  • Internal communications - Intranet news, elevator postings, all-staff meetings/messages 
  • Liaison with the Oakland County School Public Relations Association (OCSPRA)
  • Coordinate the Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards​​

Social Media






Mary Zaleski

Director of Communication Services

Cari Sinke

Project/Department Assistant

Sarah Davis

Communications Specialist

Waseem Hammoud

Marketing Specialist

Mark Hansen

Media Production and Distance Learning Manager

Sarah Denoyer

Website Specialist

OS News

OSTC-NW Mentor a Cut Above the Rest

Leon Fisher, a graduate of the Northwest campus, returned to mentor current students in the Culinary program after being a line cook at Clarkston Union.

Juggernauts Robotics Team Chosen for Creative Pit Display

OSTC-NE's Robotics Team was selected to represent Michigan for the team's creative pit display design.

You Go, Girl(s)! OSTC-Southwest Female Machining Students All Place In Top Three At State Competition

Four female students from Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest competed and placed at the SkillsUSA Michigan State Leadership and Skills Conference.

OS Math and English Consultants Speak the Same Language

Suzanne Toohey, English as a Second Language (ESL)/Title III consultant and Gerri Devine, Mathematics Education consultant, recently worked together to author chapter 10 of the book Transforming Practices for the High School Classroom.

OSTC-NE iTeam Students Put Positive Spin on Anti-Vaping Campaign

Northeast's iTeam program developed an anti-vaping campaign with local campaign, Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities.

Skills USA State Competition Winners from Northeast Campus

Fifty-six students and ten advisors traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 5th to compete in the weekend long SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skill Conference. Many students medaled and five students qualified for Nationals.

The Four Simple Steps to Reading

These four simple things can help babies learn to talk and child learn to read!

Three Ways to Build Authentic Reading Communities with Tweens and Teens

Decades of research have shown us that tweens and teens still benefit from establishing connections and relationships within a reading community. This article lists some ways to share in a reading community that are a just-right-size for your tween and teenagers.

Student working in a Work-Based Learning Program and Suburban Toyota

Work-Based Learning serves as an extension to instruction in the classroom. Many students receive real world experience in the program.

Spring is here! Agriscience Students Analyze Soil

Agriscience students are analyzing soil as the weather turns to spring.



Please view, download and print Oakland Schools publications including Surveys & Summaries and the District Service Report.

Reports available:

  • 2016-2017 District Service Report
  • 2016-2017 Summaries and Surveys
  • 2017-2018 Summaries and Surveys