Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2019’

  • DeSieghardt Receives MOSPRA Distinguished Service Award

    March 27, 2019

    The Missouri School Public Relations Association has named Ken DeSieghardt the 2019 Distinguished Service Award recipient.  The award was presented at the MOSPRA Annual Awards Banquet at the Lodge of Four Season, Lake Ozark, Missouri.  The Distinguished Service Award goes to a person who has done exceptional work in the field of education and has been a vocal supporter of public education.

    In a letter of nomination, Past-MOSPRA President, Nicole Kirby, said, “Ken cares about public education. He is vocal in his support of work done on behalf of children. He puts his heart and soul into helping schools succeed, and because of this, many school districts in Missouri and beyond are better able to do their jobs.”

    Susan Downing, Director of Communications for the Ladue School District wrote in her nomination letter, “You can trust that any advice Ken gives will be without guile, and straight from the heart. You can also trust Ken to shoot straight, even when he’s talking to your Board of Education, remaining firm in his position, while also making those around him feel valued.”

    Mr. DeSieghardt is the CEO of Patron Insight, a company dedicated to helping its clients with strategic planning and communications.

    The Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA) is the Missouri state chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). While the membership in MOSPRA is primarily composed of school communication practitioners from both public and private school districts, members also include superintendents, principals, secretaries, education association staff, board of education members and others who work to gain public confidence in education. Like its parent organization, MOSPRA is dedicated to providing citizens with a better understanding of the objectives, accomplishments and needs of the schools within our communities.