• District Communications

    The Communications Office is located on the top floor of the Downtown Library Building at 925 Felix Street. Contact us by phone at 816-671-4000. This office supervises the following areas: Community Relations, Media Relations, Press Releases, Public Information, Social Media, District Website, Photography, and Video Productions.

    Contact Us


    Bridget Blevins
    Director of Communications
    Superintendent's Office
    (816) 671-4000

    Bridget Blevins joined the SJSD team in October of 2016 after more than 17 years as a broadcast journalist. She spent time at various television stations including KQTV, KMIZ and KSHB. She began her career as a production assistant and held various positions in the industry, including audio/video production, social media management, website management and employee training.

    Bridget is a graduate of Missouri Western State University. She currently serves as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters and is part of the communications team behind St. Joseph’s “Uncommon Character” community branding effort.

    Ashley Coats
    Digital Communications Specialist
    Central Office
    (816) 671-4000

    Ashley joined the Communications Department team in 2019 after more than three years with the St. Joseph Museums. She is the main SJSD photographer and is in charge of the ParentLink call system. She does emergency and informational phone calls to parents, works with the media, social media and the website. She writes copy for use on the website, social media and publications.

    Charisse Giseburt
    District Web Manager
    Truman Middle School
    (816) 671-4400

    Charisse began working for the SJSD in 2000 as a high school English teacher. In 2006, she began working as Coordinator of Summer Programs and Volunteer Services. The district launched a new website in 2013 and Charisse was brought in to work on the Communications Team as the Web Manager. Currently she works as the Library Media Specialist at Truman Middle School and assists each building to maintain their individual websites.

    John Morris
    Video Production Specialist
    Central Office
    (816) 671-4000

    The video productions department records a wide range of material, including plays, sporting events, choir and band concerts, awards assemblies and special events. Please call or email John Morris if you have any questions or need advice on recording your building events.