Marilyn Saltzman

Marilyn Saltzman, APR, worked for Jeffco Public Schools, the largest school district in Colorado, for 20 years. Her job included media relations, crisis communications, internal and external public relations and publications.

Her publications and programs received numerous state and national awards. She managed media and internal relations during the Columbine crisis and is currently consulting on communications with the Platte Canyon School District in Bailey, Colorado, where a student was killed by an intruder on Sept. 27, 2006.

Marilyn works as a senior consultant for Schoolhouse Communications, a Denver firm that specializes in helping education clients communicate more effectively about the need for school improvement and systemwide change.

Marilyn is former president of Colorado Press Women and the Colorado Chapter, National School Public Relations Association. She is the co-author of three books, the nationally award-winning Building School Communities, Strategies for Leaders, (with B.J. Meadows, Ph.D.), Dave Sanders, Columbine Teacher, Coach, Hero (with Linda Lou Sanders) and Maybe Tomorrow: A Hidden Child of the Holocaust (with Eric Cahn).

Marilyn served as editor for The Golden Transcript and a stringer for The Denver Post. She taught English and Spanish in New York City Public Schools.

Community activities:

  • President, Denver Metropolitan Affiliate, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Secretary, Mountain Water and Sanitation District Board
  • Conference co-chair, 2006, National Federation of Press Women
  • 2006 Chair, Good News Coalition
  • Volunteer, Serving Kids from the Inside Out
  • Volunteer, Congregation Beth Evergreen