Connecting Schools & Communities

with a Clear & Targeted Message

and Innovative Approaches to Grassroots Organizing & Technology

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.

John Marschhausen, Ph.D.

Superintendent of Hilliard City Schools

on Allerton Hill Consulting & Community Engagement

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

Communications Audit »

Identify needs & resources so you can make a plan for long-term communications success.

Crisis Strategies Consulting »

Develop a communications plan before a crisis hits.

Opinion Research »

Know your opposition, know your strengths.

Celebrating School Success Stories on We Love Schools Podcast

We Love Schools Podcast »

Celebrating success stories in schools & communications

Seminars & Training »

Empower your staff to inform and engage.

Quality Profiles »

Tell your school's story in a unique & 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

Carole Dorn-Bell brings nearly 30 years of public policy and campaign experience to Allerton Hill Consulting. Her reputation as an expert in developing outreach strategies for organizations is well respected in both the political and educational communities.
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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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Josephine McKenrick, Allerton Hill Consulting

JOSEPHINE MCKENRICK

Josephine’s work with highly public private sector campaigns and in public school communications brings the best of both to yield excellent and cutting-edge results.
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Sara Smith, Allerton Hill Consulting

SARA SMITH

Sara’s extensive background in business operations, problem solving and customer service combine to provide schools with an effective social media solution that engages their community.
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Becka Mayr

BECKA MAYR

Becka graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a business degree, marketing concentration and psychology minor. Her marketing experience has included creating and implementing plans for multiple corporate clients.

Becka found her calling when she was able to combine her business degree, marketing experience and passion for kids and education. She has held leadership roles of multiple committees for Dublin Schools. She is especially proud to have chaired successful levy campaigns in 2012 and 2018.

Throughout her years as a community leader, she has experienced the benefits of Allerton Hill Consulting. As part of the AHC Team, she is excited to share these many impactful communication tools with other school districts and help them to better connect with their communities.

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.

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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 »

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“In today’s busy communications world it is easy for parents and community members to lose touch with your schools.  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.
Superintendent of Hilliard City Schools

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