Carol Birdsong, Communications Director
Carol began her 18th year as the Communications Director of Williamson County Schools in October 2014, and oversees all operations of the Communications Department. She holds a Bachelor’s in Broadcast News and Public Affairs from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Her first career was in TV news. She then taught high school English, journalism and public relations in Missouri before moving to Williamson County.
Bobby Blevins, Media Production & Technology Coordinator
Bobby came to WCS from the Tennessee Titans, working in the area of Coaches Video. He handles all video projects for the Communications Department including WCS Week in Review and Sports Reel, and the go-to guy for our school media contacts. Bobby is a graduate of Brentwood High School and has won two CSVA D1AA-D3 National Video Coordinator of the Year awards.
Lydia Glynn, Communications Assistant
Lydia has been with WCS for over 15 years. While Lydia wears many hats, she is the point person for the district’s phone notification system. Lydia also works with all schools to schedule video recording of school events, supporting fine arts teachers to ensure all copyrights laws are followed. She also supports the high school media production teachers to ensure students have the tools needed to produce videos and programs for their schools and the district.
Cory Mason, Assistant Communications Director
From managing social media outlets to implementing student and staff recognition programs, Cory is involved in all aspects of the district’s communications planning. Having joined the department in 2007, Cory loves getting to share the many successes of the district’s students and staff with the world. In addition to providing support to the Communications Director, Cory’s duties include facilitating positive media and marketing campaigns; supporting the district’s community outreach programs; and identifying strategies in communicating. In 2012, Cory was named to the National School Public Relations Association’s “35 Under 35” as one of the nation’s top school PR professionals under the age of 35.
Connie McVicker, District Webmaster
Joining WCS in July 2014, Connie oversees the development and design, as well as performs the maintenance of the WCS District website. She also trains and provides support to each of our 41 School Webmasters throughout the year. Connie has been designing and building websites, as well as print and online media, for over 15 years.
Kersta Mello, Media Production Coordinator
Joining the Communications department in July 2014, Kersta is charged with the district’s online weekly e-newsletter, InFocus. Kersta attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she played four years of Varsity soccer and majored in journalism and English literature. When she’s not writing and posting articles, creating photo galleries, or compiling InFocus, you can find her on the soccer field as Brentwood High School’s Girls Soccer JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach. Prior to working with WCS, Kersta worked in the Publications Division of the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office.