Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones has appointed Mr. Jonathan Supranowitz as director of communications and Board of Education liaison, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Supranowitz will be a member of the Superintendent's Cabinet, responsible for leading all communication efforts of the District, including leadership communications, media relations, social media, and event management for several district events. Mr. Supranowitz replaces Ms. Sasha Houlihan, who departed GPS for an outside opportunity at the end of July.
"I'm excited to have Jonathan join our team at GPS," Dr. Jones said. "He has been assisting our communications efforts throughout the past year giving him a substantial introduction to our district, our communications needs, and our processes. His transition will be seamless, and I look forward to partnering with him on the important communication goals we have for our school community."
Mr. Supranowitz is returning to GPS after leading communications while the prior director of communications was on leave. As the Board of Education liaison, he led the COVID communications process for the 2020-2021 school year, including building and updating the highly regarded GPS COVID online tracker. In addition, he demonstrated an ability to build the strength of communications with the broader community.
"As a public relations professional, and a parent, this is a great opportunity to continue working at a school district with such dedicated and amazing staff," Supranowitz said. "I feel fortunate to be added to a leadership team that is truly committed to the Greenwich community."
Prior to working with GPS, Mr. Supranowitz was a senior partnership specialist with the United States Census Bureau, planning, developing, and coordinating partnership agreements with government leaders, as well as with local business and community groups, to eliminate enumeration barriers in the 2020 Decennial Census. For 18 years, Mr. Supranowitz worked in public relations for The Madison Square Garden Company and the National Basketball Association's New York Knickerbockers, most recently as its vice president of public relations. Mr. Supranowitz also held media relations roles with the NBA's Charlotte Hornets and was a staff writer for New York Newsday. Mr. Supranowitz graduated from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College with a bachelor's in mathematics.