S&CR Staff

SCR staff group photo
Front Row (L-R): Rubaiyat Rhidoy, Jeremy Koller, Sara Daniel, Dulce Carrillo, Dawn Smith
Back Row (L-R): Frank Bellavia, Bryan Eckerson, Daryl Johnson, Jim Long, Jeni Merino, John Stuhldreher, Catherine Ashby

Department of School & Community Relations (SCR)
2110 Washington Boulevard, Fourth Floor
Arlington, VA 22204

SCR Department Staff Members

Catherine Ashby, Assistant Superintendent, School & Community Relations
Catherine plans and manages all aspects of the internal and external communications functions for Arlington Public Schools, and provides communications counsel and support to individual schools, departments and administrators.

Jeni Merino, Executive Administrative Specialist

Frank Bellavia, Director of Communications 
Frank oversees the day-to-day activities of the department, including the publicity calendar, the public relations liaison network, and special projects and initiatives that support school communications. In addition, Frank is the primary contact for the news media and coordinates internal and external communications.

Dulce Carrillo, Supervisor of Public Engagement
Dulce oversees and coordinates community engagement processes across departments, schools and the district on a wide range of issues and decision points for APS. Her role is to help families and community leaders understand ways they can support student success. She serves as APS liaison to the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, Community Progress Network, Arlington civic associations, Virginia Humanities, and the Arlington Community Foundation boards, among other organizations and groups.
703-228-7655 Twitter @dulceAPS

Sara Daniel, Coordinator, Webmaster & Design Services
Sara manages e-communications services for APS, including the website and APS School Talk services. She also provides graphic design services for all major publications developed by the school division.

Andrew Robinson, Communications Coordinator for Media Relations and Online Strategies
The Communications Coordinator is the primary point of contact for the news media, and is responsible for writing and distributing news and information about APS to internal and external audiences in the Arlington community. He also manages all social media communications for APS.

Dawn Smith, Community Outreach and Special Events Coordinator
Dawn is responsible for the recruitment of volunteers and partners, and communicates the positive contributions that they make to APS. She also plans, organizes and promotes countywide celebrations and recognitions to showcase the work and accomplishments of the school division.

Gerson Paniagua, Coordinator of Family Engagement and Public Information
This position coordinates family engagement and outreach activities to increase parent engagement in the education and development of their children in APS, and to increase community support of parents in this endeavor. This position communicates with local realtors, parent organizations, private preschools and childcare providers to help increase understanding of the program options and opportunities available for children and families throughout APS.

Print Shop

Jim Long, Print Shop Supervisor

Arlington Educational Television (AETV)

John Stuhldreher, Video Producer/Director

Jeremy Koller, Video Producer/Editor

Bryan Eckerson, Video Producer/Editor

Rubaiyat Rhidoy, Video Producer/Director

Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA)

Send FOIA requests to foia@apsva.us.