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Danielle Clark Appointed Chief Communications Officer at Harris County Department of Education
Press Release
Thursday, September 06, 2018

Danielle ClarkSept. 6, 2018 - Strategic communicator Danielle Clark has been appointed chief communications officer for Harris County Department of Education. In her new position, Clark will lead both communications, client engagement and technology planning and implementation.

HCDE provides education services to 25 Harris County school districts and taxpayers with services which include special schools, afterschool, school-based therapy services, adult education and Head Start.

Clark most recently served as executive director of communications for the Pourdre School District in Fort Collins, Co. She is an accredited public relations (APR) professional with 19 years in urban, suburban and rural county educational settings. In her current county role as chief communicator, she looks forward to continued success in building community relations with school districts and Harris County residents who look to HCDE for education services. 

A recognized and award-winning school public relations leader, Clark held leadership roles in three National School Public Relations Association state chapters and was named one of four top front-runners in the country in 2017.

The Klein resident earned a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California and worked in television and newspaper markets in California before pursuing a career in school public relations. She completed master’s degree coursework in education at the University of Tennessee.

Clark and her husband have two daughters attending Klein public schools. She volunteers through organizations which include the American Heart Association, the March of Dimes and Go Public Gulf Coast, an education group which promotes area public schools.

About Harris County Department of Education: HCDE provides special education, therapy services, early education, adult education and after-school programming. Services are funded by government grants, fees and a local property tax of approximately $9 per homeowner. For every dollar in local property tax collected, HCDE provides $4.40 in services to the 25 Harris County school districts. We operate four campuses for students with profound special education needs and adjudicated or recovering youth who require a low, student-teacher ratio and highly structured environment. One-hundred percent of students served on HCDE campuses are at-risk. We are governed by an elected board of seven trustees and have 1,076 employees and 33 facilities, including 15 Head Start centers. More info at .

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