Eagle County Schools communications chief Tammy Schiff leaving district, heading to Jeffco | VailDaily.com

Eagle County Schools communications chief Tammy Schiff leaving district, heading to Jeffco

EAGLE — The school district's chief communications officer is headed for Jefferson County Schools and may need a bigger moving truck to haul all of her awards.

Tammy Schiff, Eagle County Schools' chief communications officer, won two more national Golden Achievement Awards this year.

The National School Public Relations Association awarded Schiff two gold medals, one for the school district's Insider's Academy and another for her campaign, Reading is My Superpower.

Reading is my superpower

Schiff rolled out the school district's Reading is My Superpower last year after the school board agreed to buy an app through Footsteps2Brilliance. The free app provides mobile access to thousands of interactive books, games and songs in both English and Spanish.

The early literacy app is available free to anyone in Eagle County and is compatible with Android, Apples and computers.

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So far, local kids in kindergarten through third grade have read hundreds of thousands pages.

The school district's Insider's Academy brings together about 25 community members each year for a one-day class, covering everything from the historical foundations of America's public education system, to community schools in Eagle County including demographic information, and the politics surrounding education at the federal, state and local levels.

Earlier this year, Eagle County schools won nine statewide communications awards in three separate categories.

The awards, juried by school public relations professionals in other states on behalf of the Colorado School Public Relations Association, were won in Medallion, Golden Achievement and Publications and Electronic Media.

Schiff will join Jason Glass, former Eagle County schools superintendent who now heads Jefferson County schools. Friday, Aug. 3, is her last day with Eagle County. She starts in Jeffco on Monday, Aug. 20.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and rwyrick@vaildaily.com.