Community Relations & Engagement

  • The Community Relations and Engagement department is responsible for communicating all district news and events while being the first point of contact for families, taxpayers, and the media. We welcome any and all inquires and encourage discussion regarding our district. We do our best to answer all messages through our community correspondence form, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts in a timely matter. 

    Along with the Superintendent, the Supervisor of Community Relations and Engagement serves as the official media spokesperson for the school district. 

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      • Sarah Karpel
        Supervisor of Community Relations & Engagement
        skarpel@hershey.k12.pa.us
        717-534-2501 x 3224

        All media requests should be directed to the Supervisor of Community Relations & Engagement. DTSD students may not be interviewed or photographed by the media without District and parent consent. 

      • PenSPRA Award of Excellence

        Derry Township School District and Sarah Karpel’s exceptional communication skills and hard work have been recognized in the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association’s (PenSPRA) 2021 Excellence in Communications Contest! This year, over 200 outstanding entries were submitted for rigorous judging, and of those entries, we have received the distinction of being awarded an Award Of Excellence in Graphic Design.