Mrs. Kristen D. James

Mrs. Kristen D. James
Public Relations, Transportation and Homeless & Foster Care Liaison
Telephone: 412-664-3645

   Kristen James is the Public Relations, Transportation and Homeless & Foster Care Liaison for the McKeesport Area School District. A recent addition to her job duties include being the district's Transportation Coordinator.  Since joining the MASD family in January 2010, she has utilized her education and experience in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, and advertising to further the positive image portrayed by MASD and the students who attend here.

   Mrs. James is native to the McKeesport Area. Being born and raised in White Oak Borough, she credits McKeesport Area School District for giving her the strong foundation for which her education has stemmed from. Prior to joining MASD, Mrs. James worked for WTAE Television, Krome Communications, and was a United States Congressional Intern.

    The Office of Public Relations is responsible for: 
  • District Publications
  • Media Inquiries
  • Advertising
  • Community Relations and Involvement
  • Social Media Outreach
  • Website Maintenance

   Mrs. James holds a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Communication from the University of Pittsburgh.  In addition to her career work in the district, she was one of the varsity cheer & dance coaches and advisor to the high school's Red & Blue Student Newspaper.   

   She shares her home with her husband, Ryan, their two young children, and an energetic boxer dog, Lucy.