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Office of Public Relations and Communications

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The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Office of Public Relations and Communications exists to heighten the public’s awareness of the Department’s mission to ensure that all students are prepared for college or the career of their choice upon graduation from high school.

In support of the mission, the Public Relations Office provides publicity for events, activities and the many successes of the Department’s schools, students, teachers, employees and leadership through internal and external communication.

The Office of Public Relations and Communication, through an integrated marketing communications approach services the marketing, branding, public, and media relations, advertising and graphic design needs of the Department, districts, and schools.

The Public Relations Office reports directly to the Commissioner of Education.


Hope Is Here!

Hope Is Here!

Written by Christina Kessler

Illustrated by Marcos Castillo

“I’m bored!” I’m tired!” “I’m thirsty!”

This is all Miss B. hears from her students during a field trip to Great Pond to look for a bird called Hope. Little do the kids know that the amazing story of this whimbrel, a species of shorebird, will not only take their breath away, but by the end of the day, nothing will be more important to see Hope for themselves.

Based on the true story of a bird’s annual journey that even scientists knew little about, Hope Is Here! will teach, entertain, and leave the reader with a deeper appreciation of just how incredible nature really is.

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Footprints Into the Sunrise


Footprints Into the Sunrise

Alexander Hamilton’s Life Through the Eyes of a Boy

By Alscess Lewis-Brown

For Azkiah, nothing is easy after losing his mother. Attending a new school and having no friends are just two of his problems. He also has to figure out why his grandfather put him on a plane all alone from Nevis to live with a stranger on the island of St. Croix. Who is this man that he lives with? Why does he treat Azkiah with such indifference? The answers are not arriving fast, but Azkiah finds two sources of comfort: writing letters to his grandfather and reading about another orphan born in Nevis who, just like him, was forced to move to St. Croix in his youth. A man named Alexander Hamilton.

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Brown Pelicans


Brown Pelicans

Close to Nature – Caribbean Natural History Series

A fun and educational book filled with information about a very unique bird. Meet the amazing Brown Pelican!

  • One of only two species of pelicans that dive for fish
  • The pelican’s bill is the longest of any living bird
  • Pelicans have been around for 30 million years
  • Brown pelicans can drink sea water
  • Brown pelicans were on the U. S. endangered species list until 2009

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St. Thomas

1834 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-0100

Curriculum Center:
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM


St. Croix

2133 Hospital Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820
Phone: 340-773-1095

Curriculum Center:
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM

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