Public Information Office

  • What We Do

    The Office of Public Information responds to requests for information, serves as the news media's point of contact, and provides communications leadership and training for Johnston County Public Schools.

    The Public Information Office has developed a district Communications Policy, approved by the Board of Education in April 2001, as well as a Strategic Communications Plan that outlines the strategies being used to communicate internally and externally.

    The department is also responsible for:

    • Promoting district priorities and initiatives
    • Communicating district events and news
    • Marketing, publicity, and publications
    • District Printing and Graphic Design

Meet the Public Information Team

  • Nathanael Shelton Nathanael Shelton
    Executive Director of Communication
    nathanaelshelton@johnston.k12.nc.us
    919-934-3865 x7007



    Education:
    B.S. Mass Communication/Broadcast Journalism from Barton College

    My Role: I work with a small and efficient group of media professionals who work hard every day to make a difference in JCPS.

    My Why: I love sharing with the public the amazing things our students and employees do.


    Caitlin FurrCaitlin Furr
    Communication and Marketing Coordinator
    caitlinfurr@johnston.k12.nc.us
    919-934-3865 x7032



    Education:
    B.S. in Communication from East Carolina University

    My Role: As the Communication and Marketing Coordinator, I work to tell the stories of the district's students, staff, and stakeholders through a variety of media outlets. I manage each of the district's social media networks and work to build relationships with our community members through them. The Public Information Office works with all JCPS departments to share the vision of JOCO 2020.

    My Why: I work with a small group of communication professionals whom I have grown to love. The best part about my job is the group of people I get to work with every day. Every person I work with has a "team player" mindset, and does whatever it takes to get the job done.


    Majena HowellMajena Howell
    Printing Services Manager
    majenahowell@johnston.k12.nc.us
    919-934-3865 x7030



    Education:
     B.A. in Graphic Design and Media Arts from Southern New Hampshire University

    My Role: As the Printing Services Manager, I have many roles in seeing a project to completion. Consulting with the schools and departments to ensure their needs are being met in a cost effect manner are key. Graphic Design is my passion and I enjoy designing logos and other materials used throughout the school system. Other task that I take on are photography, printing, ordering, invoicing, and making sure deadlines are met.

    My Why: I love meeting and working with everyone from all around the county.


    Jason BullockJason Bullock
    Media Production Specialist
    jasonbullock@johnston.k12.nc.us
    919-934-3865 x7031



    Education:
    UNC Pembroke Mass Communications with an emphasis in Broadcasting

    My Role: I make videos.

    My Why: The people I work with are awesome.


    James SummersJames Summers
    Communication Specialist
    jamessummers@johnston.k12.nc.us
    919-934-3865 x7033



    Education:
     B.S. in Communications from East Carolina University • Associate of Arts from Pitt Community College

    My Role: I'm here to help communicate to the public the importance of the work of our teachers and staff. I can put expert terms into common language, so the public can understand what we are trying to convey.

    My Why: I love that I get use a combination of photography, videography, and writing to enhance communications for JCPS.


    Robert CutterRobert Cutter
    Graphic Tech I
    robertcutter@johnston.k12.nc.us
    919-934-3865 x7056



    Education:
     B.S. in Mathmatics University of South Carolina

    My Role: I am the official pressman and bindery person for Johnston County Public Schools assisting the Printing Services Manager.

    My Why: My position involves multiple activities that differ each day. I help with the printing needs of the entire Johnston County Public Schools and administration.