Education Public Relations & Communications

Gusto’s team of advisors has worked with schools, universities, academics, foundations and policy-related organizations for 20+ years. We know education from the perspectives of school district employees, teachers, administrators, parents, board members and stakeholders. In short, we understand the complexities of education on both sides of the chalkboard (or SMART board).

You can rely on us to navigate communications through the intersections of policy, people and politics. Most of all, we know how to get things done.

With our depth and breadth of experience, we understand the current, rapidly changing environment, and we have insight into precedent. We provide informed ideas of what will work, because we know what’s been done before.

Skills and Services

At Gusto, we can dress up or roll up our sleeves. We’re comfortable working at the leadership level, where we can facilitate meetings and develop plans and messaging, but we also know how to manage details, from social media to drafting newsletter copy to stepping in wherever we’re needed. (We also know how to work with just about any audience or personality.) Put our skills to work to develop and implement:

  • Messaging and communications plans and strategy
  • Newsletters Communications project management
  • Websites and blogs
  • Talking points
  • Collateral (brochures, fliers, posters, business cards, other handouts)
  • Video scripting and production oversight
  • Presentations and slide decks
  • Case studies
  • Bylined articles for trade publications
  • Graphic design
  • Media outreach
  • Social media
Have a project that isn’t on this list? Try us anyway. Chances are we can help, or we’ll know someone who can.

Areas of Expertise

We provide communication strategy and implementation for a variety of audiences and topics relevant to education, including:

  • Stakeholder outreach and engagement
  • Academic topics – quality initiatives, academic research
  • Marketing and communications strategy
  • Education policy and issues, including local, state and federal rules and regulations Internal policies, workforce changes and other issues – conveying the “what” as well as the “why”
  • Communications support for technology implementations, upgrades and trainings
  • Crisis communications
  • Message/media training

Education Clients

A sampling of education and other youth-focused organizations we have assisted includes:

  • Children’s Museum of Denver
  • Denver Public Schools
  • KIPP Denver
  • Metro State University
  • MOP (now known as Together Colorado)
  • Near Northeast Denver Network of Schools
  • Parent Pathways/Florence Crittenton School
  • The Logan School for Creative Learning
  • Think360 Arts Complete Education


Amy Hudson, Principal
303-945-4520 Office
303-475-6364 Cell