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Tahira Stalberte, APR
Tahira Stalberte is the Assistant Superintendent for Communications and Community Relations for Union County Public Schools. She has 20 years of experience in communications and public relations and has worked in several of the largest school districts in North Carolina. Stalberte earned the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation in 2019.
She is a native of New Orleans, LA and started her career as a Promotions Producer and Public Affairs Assistant with WDSU-TV (December of 1996 to July 2002).
She then worked as a video production manager with Guilford County Schools (July 2002 to May of 2006).
As the Chief Communications Officer in Durham Public Schools (2010 to 2011), she organized community events to showcase student and staff achievements and directed all internal and external communications -- web, television, marketing, media relations and community relations.
Before coming to UCPS in June 2014, Tahira was the Executive Director of Communications with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools where she led media relations, crisis communication efforts and advised executive leadership on key messages and strategies. She also created media opportunities to support students, staff and district programs and planned and executed district events, including the strategic plan launch and new school dedication programs.
She has extensive experience in video production, internal/external communications and crisis management. She has earned Blue Ribbon Awards from North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) for video production.
She served on the Board of Directors for NCSPRA and has been a presenter at a National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) conference.
She received her Bachelor's of Arts in degree in Mass Communications from Xavier University of Louisiana in 1996.