Debbie Hickman

Special to The Gardner News

 The Gardner News has learned that Leann Northway, director of community

Leann Northway

Leann Northway

relations for USD 231, has tendered her resignation effective Sept. 27.

Kristi McNerlin, director of communication for Blue Valley School District USD 229, has confirmed that Northway will be joining its communication team.

Under the direction of Northway, Gardner Edgerton School District received a National School Communications award from the National School Public Relations Association. The award went to the 2012-2013 Horizon quarterly news magazine. The Horizon was deemed at the top of its class in the specific judging categories that reflect the four-steps of a quality relations program.

A message left for USD 231 Human Resources department, seeking confirmation on the Northway resignation, has gone unanswered.  This story will be updated as additional information is received.