Marlys’ Work

Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA)

The Maricopa County Education Service Agency is the office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent and works to improve education for all students in Maricopa County, Arizona, and increase respect for teachers and others in education professions. As the administrator of marketing and communication for MCESA, Marlys helps guide and produce communication team projects, including marketing and public relations campaigns; oversees MCESA’s website and social media; and writes a variety of content for blogs, press releases, curriculum guides, and other materials. She has also advanced her voice over and on-air skills in a variety of video work for MCESA, including the multi-award winning STEM Pro Live! series.

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As the editor of the Good of Goshen storytelling project, Marlys interviewed and shared the stories of individuals and families in Goshen, Indiana, who “reflect Goshen’s generous character.”

Highlights of the Marlys’ work on the project included:

Goshen Relocation Guide

Goshen Newcomer and Relocation GuideThis attractive guide to the neighborhoods, businesses, schools, and entertainment in Goshen, Indiana, is available in print at the Goshen Chamber of Commerce or as an interactive online publication. Marlys text in this 2014 publication highlights a variety of opportunities to engage with Goshen’s vibrant community.

 

The Elkhart Truth

Marlys spent several years at The Elkhart Truth, a regional news organization in northern Indiana, primarily covering education, along with stints focusing on neighborhood features and crime. Following is a small selection of the variety of reporting she did there.

The Farmer’s Exchange

The Farmer’s Exchange, a weekly agricultural publication covering northern Indiana and southern Michigan, is a print publication for rural readers with limited articles available online. Marlys has provided articles and photos for this weekly newspaper, including several written while she served as the Exchange’s statehouse agricultural correspondent. Following are a few examples of her work there.