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

Oakland Schools District and School Services welcomes new executive director

Every morning before Jennifer Gottlieb leaves the house, she says to her husband, “I’m going to go do great things for kids today.”

This is her motto, the one she brings with her to work every day at Oakland Schools as the new executive director for District and School Services.

(A Sense of) Safety First

Oakland Schools' Student Safety and Well-Being Consultant Dr. Julie McDaniels writes about how it may be time to reconsider what is meant by school safety and determine what our children and young people really need in order to feel the sense of safety required to thrive in school and beyond.

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.

Schoolwide SEL provides many benefits

Schoolwide Social Emotional Learning (SEL) engages the entire school community in creating caring, motivating and equitable learning environments that promote social, emotional and academic growth. School teams lead the work by engaging in four areas of focus. This four-part series will explore the dimensions of each area of focus, highlighting resources for schools to consider.

Government Relations team creates legislative bridge
Oakland Schools a strong supporter of arts education
Parents: Tips for your child(ren) to have a successful school year
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. 



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