Director of Communications

director of communications - shannon duncan

About Me

  • My name is Shannon Duncan and I'm the Director of Communications.  I'm a proud Huntsville Hornet graduate Class of 1989!  I was born and raised in Huntsville and have deep roots here going back many generations.  I am the mom to two beautiful Hornet alums ~ Class of 2018 & Class of 2021!  Our family bleeds GREEN and we hope you will, too!  We are also a proud Bearkat family.  I graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1993 with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in General Business Administration with a minor in English.    

    Serving as the district's designated Public Information Officer and Press/Media Liaison, if you need information pertaining to our district, campuses, employees or students, I am your first point of contact.  Information requests include but are not limited to:

    • Public Information protected under the Texas Public Information Act
    • Student Records protected under FERPA
    • Directory Information for Staff & Employees
    • Military Requests
    • Legal Requests/Court Orders & Subpoenas for Records 
    • Media Inquiries/Reporter Requests

    I manage the district's mass communications efforts.  Through the use of our mass parent notification system called Blackboard I can quickly share important and emergency information via phone calls, emails and text blasts to help keep our parents/guardians informed.  We have multiple internal mass email groups that I manage for communication to our employees.  I  am the district's webmaster overseeing all district and campus webpages.  I also oversee and monitor the district's social media presence. 

    I love having the opportunity to coordinate our district's special events throughout the school year, especially our beginning of school Convocation program for employees and the end of the year Employee Awards program!  I look forward monthly to helping celebrate and recognize our employees and students for outstanding accomplishments and successes during our regular Board of Trustees meetings.   

    I serve on many district and community committees, so it's not surprising for you to see me around town.  You can also hear me each week on the Hornet's Nest Radio Show on KSAM 101.7 FM radio @ 3:20 each Wednesday afternoon during the school year and sometimes during Hornet Varsity Football halftime reports.  We share what's buzzin' around the district to help keep you informed!!! 

    Great things are happening in Huntsville ISD,
    it's truly the BEST place for your child to be!
    From crayons to college or career,
    HISD has something for every child to participate in & experience success! 
    Believe it!!!
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Honors / Awards:

  • Texas School Public Relations Association:
    Star Award Recipient

    TSPRA Star Award


    Huntsville Item Newspaper:
    Best of Readers' Choice Award Recipient for Walker County 

    Voted 2021 Best Public Employee 

    Nominations open for Best of Huntsville-Walker County 2021 | Local News |

    Voted 2020 Best Administrator

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District Lead Contact for:

    • Mass Communication
    • Advertising/Publicity
    • Media Liasion
    • Community & Public Relations
    • Public Information / FERPA / Open Records Requests
    • District Website
    • Social Media
    • District Events Calendar
    • Huntsville Education Foundation (HEF)
    • Chamber of Commerce - Promoting Our Positives (POP) Committee
    • Huntsville ISD Buyers Group for Walker County Fair Association
    • Student & Staff Recognitions
      • Monthly Board Meeting
      • Teacher of the Year, Staff & Service Awards