Mission Statement

The Pasadena ISD Communication Department is a team of creative professionals dedicated to promoting a positive public image of the district, disseminating accurate information about student and staff achievements and providing quick and effective information regarding emergencies through various digital and traditional platforms, while supporting the district’s core beliefs.

What We Do
The department facilitates communication between the district and its internal and external public. Examples include: School Board Relations, Media Relations, Employee/Community Newsletters, District Publications, Community Relations, the Education Foundation, Public Information Requests, Special & Academic Recognition, Special Events & Projects, the district’s web pages and videography. 

The Communications Department is a full-service department to meet marketing, publicity and printing needs of each campus and department within the Pasadena ISD. 

All requests for public information should be submitted to Jodie Kennemer at Pasadena ISD. This procedure allows the district to accurately document the date each request is received and respond to the requester promptly. Download the Form to Request Public Information.

Media Relations

The Pasadena Independent School District works cooperatively with the news media for coverage of issues and events involving the school district, its students and staff.  Please visit our News Release page for up-to-date releases. If you need more information, please contact Art Del Barrio at


Community members and parents can receive the latest district news, events, school board briefs, urgent news and news releases via our district Facebook or Twitter. The Communications Department also publishes an e-newsletter for employees and various traditional pieces, including the Pinnacle newspaper and the Partners in Pasadena Newsletter. Additional copies of these publications are available in the Communications Department and on campuses.

 ART Art Del Barrio 
Director of Communications & Printing

Cynthia Cynthia Gutierrez
Executive Secretary
Bruce Stone Bruce Stone
Communication Coordinator
Reesha Brown Reesha Brown
Communication & Alumni
Development Coordinator

Rob Smith Rob Smith
Multimedia Specialist (Videography & Web)
Graphic Designer Lori Grande
Lori Grande
Graphic Designer