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

OS News

How to make health a priority this back-to-school season

Does your back-to-school checklist include getting your kids vaccinated? As a parent, making sure your child is vaccinated before the school year begins is an important step toward ensuring their long-term health and abiding by the state immunization laws. Vaccination not only protects your child, but also helps protect the health of classmates, friends, relatives and others in the community.

Oakland Schools’ student earns Top 10 at international competition

Isabelle McCann-Gutshall from Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest (OSTC-NW) earned a Top 10 award at the Future Health Professionals (HOSA) 42nd Annual International Leadership Conference June 19-22 in Orlando, FL. She was a Waterford Kettering High School senior.

Pine Tree Center exudes positivity

Pine Tree Center is a school that houses center-based programs for students with Emotional Impairments and students with Autism.

Oakland Schools' students honored with state Breaking Traditions Award

Oakland Schools' students who were recently given a Michigan Breaking Traditions 2019 Award from the Michigan Department of Education. 

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.



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