The Columbia Public Schools Community Relations Department serves to enhance the education of all Columbia students.  We develop and coordinate communications, educational partnerships, volunteers and special events involving Columbia Public Schools and the Columbia community.  We manage the district's Partners in Education and volunteer programs which highlights community involvement within the school district, strengthening relationships and connecting business and community resources to schools.
Our desired future state
To be the best school district in our state.
Why we exist
We provide an excellent education for all our students by adhering to our organizational goals.
What we do
To be a valuable asset for our community by preparing our children so that they will be competitive in an ever-changing, unpredictable world.
The non-negotiable family principles that guide us
  • Honesty
  • Focus on what works
  • Transparency
  • Teamwork
  • Mutual respect
  • Persistence 
  • Adaptability
  • Positive approach
  • Commitment 
Contact Information:
Michelle Baumstark-Community Relations Director
Molly Delgado-Community Relations Specialist
Jan Rupp-Webmaster
Beth Ashworth-Administration Support
Christina Michael - Administration Support