At a special called meeting on April 22, 2022, the Gwinnett County Board of Education appointed Melissa Laramie as the school district’s new chief communications officer. Ms. Laramie most recently served as the executive director of communications and public affairs in Kent School District in Washington. She will lead the district’s communication efforts, taking on the responsibilities handled by Sloan Roach, executive director of communication and media relations, who is retiring at the end of April.
Melissa Laramie, Chief Communications Officer
2018-Present Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Kent School District, Wash.
2015-2017 Director of Communications and Public Relations, Puget Sound Educational Service District, Wash.
2013-2015 Senior Communications Coordinator, Puget Sound Educational Service District, Wash.
2011-2013 Executive Assistant, Puget Sound Educational Service District, Wash.
2004-2009 General Manager, ColorsNW Magazine
Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sociology/Social Work— Seattle University, Wash.
Master’s degree in Communication and Leadership — Gonzaga University, Wash.