More changes are under way with Rome City Schools’ Central Office. A day after two veteran educators were named to new posts within the city school system (background), Tashia Twyman has been added as director of communications and public engagement.
Her appointment is the latest change in the school system’s community presentation efforts. Eleven months ago, the former board approved the hiring of then Rome News education reporter Kris Wilder to do public relations and Twyman to tackle community relations.
In recent months, the school system has been working with V3 Publications to mostly handle media outreach, sometimes sharing up to four items a day for potential media inclusion and posting on board social media pages. Email releases appearing on forms resembling Rome Schools’ letterhead, Twyman is listed as the contract person for additional information.
Twyman is married to Chris Twyman, a partner in Cox Byington, Twyman & Johnson, and serves as the board attorney.
The official announcement follows:
From a media release: Tashia Twyman was named Director of Communications and Public Engagement in Central Office of the Rome City Schools system following a vote by Board Members at Tuesday’s caucus.
Twyman is a Rome High School graduate and she holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing/Public Relations and minor degree in English. After working for advertising agencies and servicing major accounts such as McDonald’s and Karastan, she left the corporate realm in order to begin teaching in Cobb County and Rome City Schools.
She has also taught and served as a student teacher supervisor at Georgia Highlands College, Shorter University and Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
Through these avenues she explored a variety of instructing and supervising methods, she also has mentored first- and second-year teachers and worked closely with middle and high school students as a community mentor. In addition to serving in these various employment capacities, she continued as a student, having received a Master’s in Education and Administration.
Presently, Twyman works in Central Office as School System Student Support and Community Outreach Specialist. She has been instrumental in Rome City Schools’ messaging and community involvement, and she works closely with schools to share their programs with outside media.