Christine D'AgostinoDirector of External AffairsEmily KackleDesign SpecialistIsaiah GomezMedia Content SpecialistRachel MoralesCommunity Outreach SpecialistJoseph BakesCommunity Information Specialist
Department of External Affairs
The Department of External Affairs is responsible for the development and implementation of innovative marketing campaigns and community outreach to increase the visibility of Middlesex County Magnet Schools. The department aims to build and sustain strong, effective relationships with community members and build positive brand awareness.
Through sharing important news, events, and achievements, the Department of External Affairs keeps families, alumni, community members, news media, and industry partners in Middlesex County informed. Some of the services provided by the department that contribute to offering an excellent educational experience for all students and families are:
- Marketing and Graphic Design Support
- Video Production and Photography
- Social Media and Branding
- Emergency Communications
- Public Information
- Media Relations
- Alumni Relations
- Website Administration
- Community Engagement
- Student Recognition and Highlights
- Employee and Internal Communications
The department is responsible for publishing Insight, the district's award-winning quarterly newsletter that provides constituents with a thorough recap of highlights and achievements of students, staff, and programs from Superintendent Jorge E. Diaz throughout the year. View the latest edition of Insight online!
In the Media
Jan. 24 — New Year, New Developments at Middlesex County Magnet Schools! It seems as though we had just started the new school year … and now we are at the halfway mark. The news of so many wonderful developments in our district has helped time fly by pleasantly.
Dec. 6 — Lamont Harris took up photography at the age of eight when his father handed him a camera. He is now a Middlesex County Magnet Schools junior, and his two-minute film “Flashbacks” was an official selection at the largest student film festival in the world and a nominee as Best Adventure/Travel Film by the Teen Indie Awards.
Nov. 1 — We have welcomed new faculty and administrators and, of course, our fabulous freshmen. Since our last newsletter, we have graduated 500 new alumni and expect great things from them. This newsletter will continue to keep all our constituents up to date on the achievements of our students, staff, and alumni.
Oct. 6 — Manasi V., a senior member of the tennis team at Edison Academy Magnet School, won the first Greater Middlesex Conference individual championship in the history of the Middlesex County Magnet Schools held in Hamilton.
Oct. 11 — There were more than 1,800 applicants for the current school year, about a 15 percent increase over the previous year, with 575 students accepted. Apply for Middlesex County Magnet Schools online!
Middlesex County Magnet Schools have won first place in two categories in NJSPRA's 2023 communication awards. The only school district to receive two first-place honors, the Magnet Schools were recognized in the “Newsletter” and “Marketing, Branding, and Image” categories.
Middlesex County and RWJBarnabas Health announce workforce partnership to foster future talent pipeline
The RWJBarnabas Health Workforce Partnership aims to create unique educational pathways and curricula for the benefit of Middlesex College and Middlesex County Magnet School students, as well as meet the future workforce needs of the Jack & Sheryl Morris Cancer Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health.
NJDOE announces Middlesex County Magnet Schools as one of the distinguished recipients of the state's Lighthouse Award for its exceptional strides in increasing equity in dual enrollment programming, allowing students to earn college credit while still in high school.
Two Middlesex County Magnet Schools have been ranked among the top four public high schools in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report.
"We have welcomed new faculty and administrators and, of course, our fabulous freshmen. Since our last newsletter, we have graduated 500 new alumni and expect great things from them. This newsletter will continue to keep all our constituents up to date on the achievements of our students, staff, and alumni."
"As we send the Class of 2023 into the future, we are confident of the success of our students. We will continue to make the Middlesex County Magnet Schools the best in career and technical education. Our students will be College Ready, Career Ready and Life Ready."