Robbinsdale Area Schools

Communications and Marketing

Stock image of Sonnesyn kids

Believe. Belong. Become. We want students to believe in themselves, feel like they belong in Robbinsdale Area Schools, and know they can become anything they want to be. At its core, the mission of the Communications and Marketing Department is to support that effort.

The department does this by shining a light on the amazing accomplishments of students and staff in Robbinsdale Area Schools through storytelling and media relations. The department provides strategic, crisis, and marketing communications for schools, departments, and the School Board; manages community engagement and marketing efforts; and is responsible for districtwide communications to families, staff, and the community.

Department contacts

Lisa van der Steur

Lisa van der Steur
Senior Development Director / Grant Writing

Shannon Swanson headshot

Shannon Swanson
Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist

Derrick Williams headshot

Derrick Williams
Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist




Toya Stewart Downey headshot

Toya Stewart Downey
Executive Director of Strategic Communications, Equity and Inclusion


Other tools