On Feb. 27, Superintendent Michael Baumann announced the hiring of Stephanie Kass as the new Lakeville Area Public School District 194 communications and public relations director.
Kass has worked in community relations for 10 years. Most recently, she was a communications specialist with Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public School District 196 where she supported strategic communications efforts, including a rebranding campaign and a website redesign.
“My passion is sharing stories of the many student achievements that happen in our schools every day,” Kass said. “I look forward to supporting the district through responsible public relations and communications, including sharing information and news about the district’s outstanding educational opportunities, objectives and accomplishments. I especially look forward partnering with the Lakeville Area community to help all students succeed.”
Kass worked previously for District 194 as the communications and marketing coordinator, where she assisted with internal and external communications. Prior to working for District 194, she served as a community outreach director for the National Kidney Foundation, where she led fundraising events and public relations campaigns in Minnesota and Nebraska. She also worked for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a special events and development director, where she coordinated community outreach campaigns to support the mission.
Kass has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in strategic communication and a minor in communication.