Stephen Nichols, APR

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Kyle Nichols is the Chief Executive Officer of Communication Resources for Schools. The principal objectives of the firm are to cultivate a communicating culture in schools, enhance the communications capacity of school leaders, build stronger community ties to education, and develop sustainable public relations & communication programs for school districts.

Stephen has significant experience working with public agencies, for-profit, and non-profit organizations across the United States. Named by the U.S. Department of Education as Subject-Matter Expert Consultant in the area of marketing, communication and diversity, Stephen supports our nation’s school systems in their efforts to effectively connect with communities. He is a featured presenter, speaker, and guest lecturer at a number of high-profile organizations including the Association of California School Administrators, New York City Public Schools, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

Before joining Communication Resources for Schools in 2014, Stephen previously served as the Chief Communications Officer for Capistrano Unified School District and as Public Information Officer for the Folsom Cordova Unified School District. He began his career in education administration at Natomas Unified School District in Sacramento, which in 2006 was the second most diverse school district in the United States. He is an active member of the California School Public Relations Association (CalSPRA), serving in various officer roles, including 2014-15 chapter president. He also served on the Executive Board of Directors of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), as Vice President At-Large for Diversity Engagement. Stephen earned a BA in Political Science and Classical Civilization from Howard University and an MBA from Drexel University, LeBow College of Business. Stephen received his Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Universal Accreditation Board of the Public Relations Society of America in 2015.

Stephen and his wife, Dr. CaLynna Nichols, reside in Sacramento, California.