Stephen Nichols, APR, is an associate with Communication Resources for Schools, an education consulting firm based in Sacramento, Calif. Mr. Nichols serves as a Board Director of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). NSPRA provides school communication training, products and services to school leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.S. Dept. of Defense Dependent Schools worldwide. He previously served as the Chief Communications Officer for Capistrano Unified School District in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and as Public Information Officer for the Folsom Cordova Unified School District in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Mr. Nichols began his career 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. Mr. Nichols earned a BA in Political Science and Classical Civilization from Howard University and an MBA from Drexel University, LeBow College of Business. Mr. Nichols earned his Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America in 2015