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The Department of Education's Office of Press and Communications

The Office of Press and Communications works closely with all program areas of the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide critical information to the public regarding education initiatives. Press and Communications works with reporters throughout the Commonwealth as well as the general public to provide answers to questions, distribute education information, maintain web data and serve as the public's contact on education in Pennsylvania.

The office staff includes:
Tim Eller, Director of Press and Communications (tieller@pa.gov)
Jessica Hickernell, Information Specialist
Christopher Green, Information Specialist

PDE Main Phone (General Information)
(717) 783-6788

Members of the news media should call the press office directly at: (717) 783-9802 or email ra-pde@pa.gov

As part of the Press & Communications office, the web staff continues to administer and support PENN*LINK, our official electronic mail service for all local education agencies, and manage the content of the Department's Web site.

Contact the web staff at (717) 787-1831 or email ra-edwebmaster@pa.gov

All other interested individuals are encouraged to call the bureaus directly for more information.

PDE Main Phone (General Information)
(717) 783-6788