DESE’s Communications Office provides information to assist school personnel, citizens, and media outlets across the state. Contact DESE Communications at 573-751-3469 or email us.

Chief Communications Officer: Mallory McGowin

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Contact Us

Information on how to contact the appropriate section/team at DESE

Media Inquiries

Submit a media request to the Department’s Communications Office

Connect on Social Media

DESE’s social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube – allow the Department to quickly and easily share information with the public and engage with stakeholders

News Releases  

Current and archived news releases  

DESE Update

Subscribe to the Department’s weekly stakeholder e-newsletter

Administrative Memos

View notices sent to school leaders from DESE



Find education-related recognition and awareness days as well as DESE-sponsored conferences and events


Upcoming and recorded Department meetings, trainings, etc.


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