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Meet our Team

Kate Crowder
Communications Supervisor
Manages the Communications Department, which includes strategic community engagement, newsletters, media relations, websites, social media, content/media production, and district notifications.  Kate also works with our Communications Intern/ Ambassador Team.
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901-752-7908
 
Tyler Nutt
Creative Media Producer 
Tyler manages the Germantown Municipal Television (Public Access) Channel and the Houston High School Television Studio.  He also oversees digital media production for the school district.  This work includes videography, photography, and graphics.  He collaborates with our A/V production classes at Houston High.
901-752-7908
 
Kayla Maynard
Webmaster/Systems Administrator
Kayla works in the Technology Department as a Systems Administrator in addition to serving as the district webmaster.  She performs routine maintenance on the district site as well as provides professional development and support for our school-based webmasters.
901-752-7908
 

About our Student Ambassador/Communications Internship Program

Our internship program is offered to GMSD high school students who support the objectives and strategies of the communications department.  Our team also represents students on focus groups and committees in administrative decision-making.  We work with each student to design a program that best suits their needs, talents, and schedules.  This is a paid position.  Hiring takes place each Spring and is announced in Schoology.  The position is granted for a calendar school year.
 
Meet Our 2022-2023 Student Ambassador Team
Zora Cunningham
Communications Intern/GMSD Ambassador
Zora is a Houston High School senior who loves to compete in D.E.C.A role-playing scenarios.  She's also seen often out and about serving in the community. Zora is the President of Key Club and the high school senior class representative. She enjoys reading a good book and having a good laugh. Her last internship was with Hershey, where she became famous at HHS for sharing chocolate samples with classmates!  As a new member of the communications team, she is excited to learn more about the district and gain professional work experience.
Focus School: Farmington Elementary School
 
Sarah D'Souza
Communications Intern/GMSD Ambassador
Sarah is a senior at Houston High school, and this is her second year as a Communications Intern. She is an long-time member of the Houston Band and loves to play different instruments (piano, bassoon, and flute). Sarah is also the Forensic Medicine state champion for HOSA, and aspires to become a Doctor in the future. Additionally, she enjoys being a part of different school clubs, such as, International Club (as co-President) and Latin Club (as a social media manager). Sarah looks forward to representing students in district decisions and being a part of the district office family again. 
Focus School: Dogwood Elementary School
 
Faith Degawa
Communications Intern/GMSD Ambassador
Faith is a senior at Houston High School and is an active member of Houston’s Key Club and Spanish Club. Outside of school, she is an accomplished dancer, pianist, and car enthusiast. Her passion for cars inspired her to begin and run her own small business, ABGVinyls, which makes and sells custom vinyl decals. She looks forward to collaborating with the new team and developing her marketing skills while also learning more about the district. 
Focus School: Houston High School 
 
Grace Magnini
Communications Intern/GMSD Ambassador
Lillian “Grace” Magnini is a junior at Houston High School and an executive member of Houston’s chapter of the National Art Honor Society. She plays an active role at HHS; participating in Environmental Club, Fashion Club, Yearbook, and more. Grace is an avid artist who spent the majority of her summer in an art-intensive program. She hopes to utilize her knowledge of social media management in order to bring student-centered voices to the district's many platforms.
Focus School: Houston Middle School
 
Hannah Moore
Communications Intern/GMSD Ambassador
Hannah is a Houston High School senior who spends a lot of her time participating in theatre, as well as teaching children. She helps manage the HHS Theatre Instagram Page, and enjoys building sets for various productions. Hannah is always meeting new people and has an open mind to different ideas. This is Hannah's first year as an intern, and she is looking forward to working on a student team that will utilize social media as a positive platform. 
Focus School: Riverdale K-8 School
 
Jack Umsted
Communications Intern/GMSD Ambassador
Jack is a Houston High School senior who is a member of the Honors Society. At school he is a President of the Spanish Club as well as a member of the Houston Golf Team. Furthermore, Jack enjoys playing basketball and fishing with his friends. He is excited to be able to advertise the exciting events taking place within GMSD.  If only people knew all of the incredible things happening!
Focus School: Forest Hill Elementary School