Nichols Named 2022 Superintendent to Watch

Nichols Named 2022 Superintendent to Watch
Posted on 12/15/2022
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Dr. Brian Nichols Named 2022 Superintendent to Watch by NSPRA

Dr. Brian Nichols has been selected as a 2022 Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). Nichols joins just 24 other superintendents nationwide who were selected for the honor in recognition of their innovative and effective use of technology to engage and inform the school community, and to expand two-way communication and outreach efforts.

“I am humbled and honored to be selected. I am proud to be the superintendent of such a dynamic division with an incredible team of teachers and staff,” stated Nichols. Nichols showcases the work of Team New Kent through various media forms and by being a constant advocate for the county and his team.

“This year’s honorees understand just how important effective communication is in building trust and relationships with families, employees, students and community members in their districts,” said NSPRA Executive Director Barbara M. Hunter, APR. “These emerging leaders have proven to be dedicated champions of innovative communication efforts to advance their district’s success.”

NSPRA had a record number of nominations this year—nearly 60—and many exceptional candidates, making the selection process very competitive. Since the 2015-16 school year, NSPRA has recognized 127 school district leaders as Superintendents to Watch. Honorees must have fewer than five years of experience as a superintendent and must demonstrate dynamic, fast-paced leadership with strong communication at its core. Visit to learn more about this award.