Jacque (pronounced “Jackie”) Coe will be recommended for school board approval on April 1, as the Chief Communications Officer for Seattle Public Schools (SPS). She currently is the Senior Director of Strategic Communications for the Washington Dairy Products Commission and is nationally accredited in public relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Prior to joining the commission, Jacque served as the Director of Communications and Community Relations for the Bellevue School District.
While working for the Bellevue School District, Jacque’s responsibilities included internal and external communications as well as community engagement initiatives including strategic initiatives, policy, public affairs, community engagement, and outreach to diverse audiences. During her tenure with the district, she re-organized Communications staff for strategic focus and enhanced customer service, redesigned the web site for easier navigation, created a district advisory committee process for greater public engagement and led team efforts in strategic planning initiatives and policy efforts.
“I am very excited about Jacque joining our cabinet and leadership team,” said Superintendent Larry Nyland. “She brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications, including serving on three executive teams related to K-12 education; the Bellevue School District, Alliance for Education and Washington’s Lottery, which benefits education.”
Jacque will transition into the role on Monday, April 6.