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Phone: 518-475-6065 | Fax: 518-475-6069
1 Academy Park, Albany, NY 12207

About our department

The City School District of Albany Communications, Creative and Community Engagement departments conduct outreach to students, parents, teachers, staff, local leaders and policymakers, and help share the great things happening in our school each and every day.

The Communications and Creative teams produce the district's quarterly newsletter, Capital Education, the annual school calendar and a variety of other materials throughout the year.

Communications and Creative staff also maintain content on the district website and manage the district's social media tools. Staff also interact with the media to share news about district people, programs and events, and respond to media requests for interviews and information.

The Community Engagement team organizes the district's Parent University content, attends numerous community events throughout the year and conducts door-to-door outreach with families.

Ron Lesko

Director of Communications and Operations

Lisa Angerame

Assistant Director of Communications

Abigail Bleck

Communications Specialist

Cathy Edmondson

Community Engagement Coordinator

Jake Planck

Creative Content Coordinator

Services and resources

In addition to our online content, the Communications Department produces a number of print publications.

View the full list of publications here.

There are a variety of information sources you can monitor to stay up to date on our school district's decisions to close school or shorten the day, or postpone programs and events due to the cold or other factors.

Learn more about how to stay up-to-date on weather and emergency closings and delays.

The district requires all students to have a signed media and photo release form prior to appearing in video or still photography, or being interviewed for stories to be distributed by the district or media.