Communications Department

Teacher working with students in outdoor classroomThe Communications Department works each day to build a stronger relationship between the schools in the district, central administration and the community to provide opportunities for success for the children of the Tennessee Valley. 

Successful communication that builds relationships is a two-way process where Hamilton County Schools both provides information about its schools to the community and listens to the hopes and dreams the citizens have for our children.  Informing the community is accomplished through face-to-face discussion, working with local media outlets, social media, online web, video content, printed communications and the telephone notification system.  The department is intentional in listening to the community using personal discussion, small groups, surveys, and large public forums. 

The focus of the Communications Department is supporting teachers and schools by building relationships with parents and the community that will ensure the success of children after graduation. 

You are invited to check out the HCS Video Library with videos featuring the teachers and children who make Hamilton County Schools a special place to learn.  You will also find our latest news in the Newsroom.  Visit this section regularly to stay informed about how Hamilton County Schools is preparing graduates for success and improving the community one graduate at a time.


HCS Video Library

The Communications Team for Hamilton County Schools

Tim HensleyTim Hensley, APR Communications Officer

3074 Hickory Valley Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421-1265
423-498-7043 Ext. 20028

Kelly Mayer
Website Administrator
3074 Hickory Valley Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421-1265
423-498-6592 Ext. 25022

Jenny Pickard - Community Engagement SpecialistJenny Pickard
Communications & Engagement Manager
3074 Hickory Valley Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421-1265
423-498-7079 Ext. 20064



Chad Wilson, VideographerChad Wilson
Videographer/Multi-Media Specialist
3074 Hickory Valley Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421-1265
423-498-6713 Ext. 20173