TPS Names New Communications Director

Topeka Public Schools has named a new Director of Communications to replace Ron Harbaugh, who will be retiring at the end of the month after ten years with the district. Misty Kruger will assume the role, serving as the chief media contact for the school district and overseeing internal and external communications.

Kruger holds a bachelor’s degree in mass media from Washburn University and a master’s degree in business administration from Friends University. She has most recently served as the Public Information Officer for the Shawnee County Health Agency. Kruger is also active in the community, where she currently serves as the Optimist International Kansas Governor, is a graduate of the class of 2015 Leadership Greater Topeka and mentors at Lowman Hill Elementary.

“We are thrilled to have Misty Kruger join the Topeka Public Schools family. Misty will take the lead in sharing the good news happening in the district through all types of media. We think her experience and enthusiasm will enable Topeka Public Schools to engage our community and keep them informed about our district,” said TPS Superintendent Dr. Julie Ford.

Kruger will begin her duties with the district later this month.

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