Connecting Schools & Communities

with a Clear & Targeted Message

and Innovative Approaches to Grassroots Organizing & Technology

Start a Conversation

& Make a Lasting Impact

We are the leading firm offering communications & marketing consulting exclusively to school districts throughout America.

The team at Allerton Hill brings decades of experience working on political campaigns and on the front lines of community outreach and education reform to school districts looking to create allies and inform voters. We give each of our clients the personal attention they need to create a communications plan that will:

  • forecast and address upcoming issues
  • correct past informational and organizational gaps and
  • utilize budgets, resources and personnel efficiently and for maximum impact.
Audit & Communication Plan »

Audit & Communication Plan »

Establish your most pressing needs, your available resources & make a plan for long-term communications success.

Communications & Crisis Consulting »

Communications & Crisis Consulting »

Develop concrete strategies before a crisis hits.

Student Retention & Opinion Research »

Student Retention & Opinion Research »

Build a dialog with parents, students and community for maximum success.

Smartphone App »

Smartphone App »

Reach your students and staff at a moment's notice.

Seminars & Training »

Seminars & Training »

Empower your staff to inform and engage.

Quality Profiles »

Quality Profiles »

Tell your school's story in a unique and comprehensive portfolio.

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ALLERTON HILL

Founded in 1981, Allerton Hill Consulting has a proven track record of communication and marketing success. Our team brings expertise from working at the national and state level in community outreach, public policy and political campaigns.  
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JOEL GAGNE

As owner of Allerton Hill, Joel brings a varied background in political campaigns, university-level education and public service. He knows how to assess and optimize resources while crafting & delivering a message that will have a long-term positive impact.  
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CAROLE DORN-BELL

With an extensive background in public relations and public service, Carole focuses her talents on developing customized outreach strategies that will earn your school district support and momentum on even the most complicated issues.  
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JENNIFER ECONOMUS

Allerton Hill counts on Jennifer’s extensive background as an advocate and community organizer to create grassroots campaigns that will motivate and equip volunteers to effectively share critical messages.  
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STEVE AVAKIAN

With Steve on our team, Allerton Hill offers almost half a century of journalism and campaign experience. His track record of community outreach victories is unparalleled in Ohio.    
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AMANDA MORRIS

Amanda’s 14 years of marketing and organizational experience provide schools with the insight and tools they need to open dialogs and make an impact.  

Meet Our Team

Creating Success through Experience, Innovation & Personal Relationships

We are experts in communications, demographic research, traditional and new media marketing and long-term vision for long-term solutions.

We work with school districts, public entities and non-profits to connect them with the community at-large and build meaningful support networks that will become allies for upcoming issues and campaigns. We offer no template solutions but instead, our outreach specialists will analyze your needs and resources to provide you with a concrete plan that is tailored to your capabilities and the issues at hand.

Spotlight on:

Quality Profiles

Work with Allerton Hill Consulting to build your Quality Profile, an in-depth assessment of the educational value your school provides to your students and the community-at-large. Write your own story that considers a broader perspective than standardized testing. Focus includes academics, fiscal stewardship, student activities & the arts, leadership opportunities, student services, parental and community involvement and a commitment to improvement. CLICK HERE to learn more »

What Our Clients Say

“In today’s busy communications world it is easy for parents and community members to lose touch with your schools.  However with the experts at Allerton Hill, you can cut through all the clutter to deliver a targeted message that gets you the results you need to be successful in your community.” — John Marschhausen, Ph.D.   “Allerton Hill understands what is needed to craft a message that resonates with a conservative public during tough economic times. Allerton Hill Consulting knows how to connect schools with their community.” — Richard A. Hanes Superintendent, Piqua City Schools

Connect with Allerton Hill

and Start the Conversation

Working with Allerton Hill ensures that you are reaching the right people with the right message.

Our comprehensive Communications Audit as well as our Opinion Survey will help to identify weakness, opposition and critical concerns within the community. Armed with this specific demographic and issue information, we can craft a unique Communications Plan for your district. This plan will not only address what your most important message is but also provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to get that message out.

Armed with our plan, work with Allerton Hill through our consulting services, in-house seminars & training and ongoing partnerships to keep the dialog open and build support throughout your community.