Joy Ed is the Director of Communications and Development for the North Allegheny School District. Since coming to the District in 1997, she has combined her professional experience in education, journalism, communications, marketing, and business management to establish a creative and professional department noted for its ability to respond to a wide variety of challenges and opportunities.
Ms. Ed's responsibilities include the production of all District publications and public relations materials. She is the District spokesperson who responds to media inquiries and oversees the development of the District website, works with various community groups to cultivate positive public relations, plans District events, oversees the community broadcasting of NATV, and completes a number of special projects each year.
Ms. Ed has won more than 59 local, state and national awards for communications excellence. She has presented nationally on topics including developing quality communication plans, re-vamping an out-dated website, evaluating / invigorating a corporate brand, and getting the most out of a small marketing staff.
In her 26-year career, Ms. Ed has worked primarily as a professional writer and communicator, providing guidance on issues of management, communications, strategic planning, brand recognition, and new product development to executives in the fields of education, technology, insurance, fund-raising, and media production. She has also served on several boards, including the Pittsburgh Project and Colorado Women's Outreach.
In the mid-80's, Ms. Ed became certified to teach high school English and taught for several years in Colorado. During that time she was involved in the development of a program for students with high risk issues, which won the 1989 National Outstanding Program Award from the National Organization for the Support of Adolescents with Problem Profiles (NOSAPP). She is also a Westfall Scholar, a Presidential Scholar, an Academic All-American, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Mrs. Ed holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Colorado State University.