DPS Office of Public Affairs Staff

 William "Chip" Sudderth III

Phone: 919-560-2602 Ext. 21607

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William "Chip" Sudderth III

Chief Information Officer

 Mary Griffith

Phone: 919-560-2603 Ext. 21690

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Mary Griffith

Marketing and Community Engagement Director

The Marketing and Community Engagement Director leads the planning and execution of engagement and outreach actions and activities with community organizations, allies, and partner organizations. The Marketing and Community Engagement Director works closely with the Chief Information Officer to develop, plan, expand and more effectively engage community stakeholders about DPS campaigns and programs.

 Janet DelPinal

Phone: 919-560-3651 Ext. 21651

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Janet DelPinal

Marketing/Communications Specialist

As the size of the Durham Public Schools Public Affairs department has been reduced from eight people to four, my job has also changed. In addition to developing and implementing marketing campaigns and materials that promote Durham Public Schools, I also search for interesting and innovative programs that are happening in DPS schools to then write about and promote through the website, social media, newsletters or pitch to the media. With that comes taking and editing pictures to go with the stories. 

I also create and send both internal and external e-newsletters. I update the news section of the DPS website and collaborate with the webmaster to ensure pictures, quick links, and calendar items are up to date and appropriate. I am responsible for 90 percent of the Durham Public Schools postings to Facebook and Twitter. Employee and student recognition event planning also fall under my responsibility. 

Mr. Truitt O'Neal

Phone: 919-560-2082 Ext. 22629

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North Carolina Central University BA English & Mass Communication Certifications: Adobe Certified Associate - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Adobe Visual Design Specialist Google Certified Educator Level 1 Google Certified Educator Level 2 \Specialties: Social Networking, Podcasting, Blogging, Wordpress Design/Configuration, CMS, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Online Content Creation and Audio and Video editing.

Mr. Truitt O'Neal

Digital Communications Specialist


The Digital Communications Specialist at Durham Public Schools provides digital media content creation support for DPS Office of Public Affairs. The DCS researches, creates, edits, publishes and shares engaging social media content (articles, original text, images, videos). The DCS also supports and provides training for school and district staff on how to utilize and leverage social media and digital content creation tools to promote their areas.