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The Hill School Communications Office

The Hill School Communications Department serves three main purposes:

1) We strive to uphold the School's core tenets, mission statement, and motto of "Whatsoever things are true."  These are the ideals that have shaped The Hill into what it is today and are a large part of our identity among our constituency.  Maintaining and promoting these values encourages others to remain true to the things that we, as an institution, strive to achieve.  
 
2) We promote the School's students, programs, and employees, both internally and externally, through print publications, the website, social media, press releases, and other media.  We are proud of our talented, diverse community and attempt to provide appropriately targeted recognition for deserving accomplishments.
 
3) We support other School departments to ensure quality and efficiency in their communications.  We regularly interact with all areas of the School to coordinate and ensure consistency in style and messages, and we facilitate transparent communication on a day-to-day basis.
 
Print and e-newsletters provided by our Communications Department include:
- Hill Ties magazine, released twice a year and distributed to full constituency
- Hill Days newsletter, published on a weekly basis for Hill parents, students, faculty, and staff 

Cathy Skitko | Director of Communications

Cathy Skitko- A member of The Hill School’s Senior Staff, Cathy serves as the primary public relations/communications strategist and spokesperson for The Hill School.
- Responsible for the implementation of consistent, coordinated, integrated core messages in the website and all social media and video production, print and e-publications, and media relations; supports all School areas including but not limited to the Headmaster, Admission, Academics, Student Life, Athletics, the Arts, and Advancement.
- Manages crisis and other externally focused public/community relations.

Email: cskitko@thehill.org
Office phone: 610-705-1017
Cell Phone (Urgent/time sensitive media matters only, please): 610-906-7872

Denise Spatarella | Associate Director of Communications

- Denise is primarily responsible for Hill Ties design and content management.
- Additionally manages the School's community newsletters, Hill Days (sent weekly).
- Supports other office members by assisting with website maintenance, writing news items for the website, posting to the School's social media accounts, and other writing projects.
 
Office phone: 610-705-1203

Jen Bechtel | Associate Director of Communications

Jennifer Bechtel- Jennifer maintains The Hill School’s website - which includes writing news articles, updating photos, creating/updating graphics, and all written content - to ensure the website provides the most up-to-date information.
- Responsible for managing The Hill School’s social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
- Assists with scheduling photo shoots and managing the School’s photo database. 

 Office phone: 610-705-1003

Nate Yinger '05 | Associate Director of Communications

Nate Yinger- Nate is the Communications Department's sports information manager.  He is responsible for maintaining the athletics section of the website and for writing news items to promote Hill teams and student-athletes.
- Office's primary media contact and writer for anything athletics-related.
- Assists other department members as needed with website maintenance, school publications, and social media management.
 
Office phone: 610-705-1205

Sandi Yanisko | School Photographer

Sandi Yanisko
- As The Hill School's photographer, Sandi is responsible for photographing all aspects of life at Hill including campus events, off-campus and alumni events, athletics, arts, and more.
- Office’s primary contact for photography needs including scheduling photo shoots and managing the School’s photo database. 

Email: syanisko@thehill.org
Office phone: 610-705-1697

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