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One Secret for Better Social Media Next School Year

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One Secret for Better Social Media Next School Year

One Secret for Better Social Media Next School Year

I’m smart.

Hold on with me here for a second while I explain.

I’m not smart because I graduated a straight-A student from high school, college (in Chemistry & Business), and graduate school (MBA). Wait – I did get one A-. Dang you, Sociology 101!

I’m smart for another reason. For an important secret I learned at a very young age. One I used in school, college, corporate life, and now more than ever – in my own business.

Have you ever heard this saying?

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

I think Jim Rohn is the originator, and I hear it all the time because of a daily podcast by John Lee Dumas, but it is totally my secret.

You become who you hang around. For better or for worse…

So how does this secret apply to social media for your school?

Well, if you handle social media for your school, you may feel like you are on a deserted island. Let’s face it – when you start talking about Facebook algorithm, reach, and Twitter impressions – your co-workers’ eyes glaze over, and they look at you like you’re talking another language.

Start talking about submitting photos or social media policy – and I bet they run away!

Well, let me introduce you to people just like you. A virtual event designed just for you. An event so important that it will dramatically impact your success next year with social media!

Social Media Summer Camp 2017 Recording

It’s time to connect with the most influential social media leaders for schools. We’ve teamed up with the best to deliver training on the topics you need help with! Each one-hour session will feature 30 minutes of presentation time followed by 30 minutes of Q&A inside of Facebook Live.

Check out our presenters:

Social Media Summer Camp 2017 Speakers


Joe Sanfelilppo, PhD
Superintendent, Fall Creek School District, WI


Besides making the #GoCrickets a mighty force in the world of school mascots, Dr. Sanfelippo has co-authored three books including The Power of Branding: Telling Your School’s Story.

Lesley Bruinton, APR
Public Relations Coordinator, Tuscaloosa City Schools, AL


Bruinton, with more than 15 years experience in television journalism and public relations, has had her work recognized at the state, regional and national levels.

Shane Haggerty
Director of Marketing & Technology, Tolles Career and Technical Center, OH


Shane is an award-winning school communications leader and has presented across the country on topics that include social media, marketing, digital citizenship and much more.

Carla Pereira, APR
Manager of Communications, Peel District School Board, Canada


In managing communications for a school district of over 150,000 students, Carla received a National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Front-Runner Award for being an emerging leader in school PR.

Kristin Magette, APR
Director of Communications | Eudora Schools, KS


Kristin is in her eleventh year as director of communications, is currently past president of the Kansas School Public Relations Association and is the author of the book Embracing Social Media: A Practical Guide to Manage Risk and Leverage Opportunity.

Andrea Gribble
Owner and CEO | #SocialSchool4EDU

I’m your host! I founded #SocialSchool4EDU back in 2014. It was built on a passion to celebrate students and connect communities. My team manages social media for more than 30 districts and has trained over 500 schools across the country.


If FOMO (fear of missing out) has not taken over yet, then you don’t understand the magnitude of these speakers! They are the go-to leaders in social media to find out best practices, tips, strategies for growth, and just the best inspiration a person could ask for.

For just $197 (but only until August 31, 2017 – then the price goes up to $247), you can take part in this virtual day of training by gaining access to all of the recordings and resources from the live event. Beyond just the presentations we will have a guidebook to walk you through taking notes during the various topics. This is a “get training and feel ready to take action for your school” kind of day!

It’s a well-known secret. You have to hang around awesome people. And in professional development for social media – this is the best there is.

When you register, you can pay through credit card or PayPal. It’s worth it on your own, but some of you may even get reimbursed from your school.

Your students and staff deserve to be celebrated in a bigger way next year! This small investment could yield incredible returns for your school, and I can’t wait to meet you inside Social Media Camp.


Have more questions? Email me at andrea@socialschool4edu.com or find me on Facebook.


About Author

Andrea Gribble

Andrea Gribble is passionate about celebrating students and connecting communities. She runs #SocialSchool4EDU, a company that partners with schools across the country to manage social media. Andrea and her team manage social media for more than 35 districts across the country and has trained over 500 schools. Andrea holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is a frequent speaker at educational conferences on the topic of social media.

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