Director of Communications and Public Engagement

 Denise Barr

Phone: 815.788.5014


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Drake University

Denise Barr

The Director of Communications and Public Engagement oversees all communications (website, social media, mass notifications, print and electronic publications) as well as media relations to ensure effective and frequent communication to all stakeholders.

To stay informed about District 47 news and events, please visit the District 47 website, follow the District and/or its schools on social media (FacebookTwitter and Instagram), and/or sign up to receive the District's online newsletter, The Communicator (published three times a year), via email. If interested, please send an email to