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Communications Division

The Communications Division initiates two-way communication to inform and elevate conversations regarding the state’s education system and to solicit, receive and disseminate information on needs and successful practices.

Address: 201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver CO 80203
Room Number(s): 

Unit Supervisor: Janelle Asmus
Administrative Lead: Cami Anthony
Lead Email Address:
Lead Phone Number: 303-866-4247


Office Responsibilities

  • Write, edit and distribute weekly and monthly communications that update stakeholders on the department’s strategic priorities. (The Scoop, CDE Update, The Educator Effectiveness E-Newsletter)
  • Gathers and analyzes information to write and edit various print and electronic communication vehicles including but not limited to: newsletters, brochures, news releases, news tips, web content, social media content, marketing materials, and reports.
  • Respond to media and community requests for information.
  • Upholds and maintains the department brand messaging, style guide and style manual.
  • Communicate the state’s reform plan.
  • Develops new social media and website content, and keeps site(s) updated.
  • Assists in communications trainings and give communications advice and counsel to support the state’s reform initiatives as articulated in the state’s Race to the Top plan.

Major Projects

  • Produce new CDE Visual Identity Standards in an effort to realign and strengthen communications coming from CDE. (Beth Hunter
  • Producing materials informing educators and the public on Educator Effectiveness (Beth Hunter, and Katie Lams,
  • Web overhaul (Megan McDermott,; Marcus Johnstone,; Michelle Gebhart,

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See also: Licensing Hours

Educator Licensing