CH-UH school district welcomes new communications coordinator
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District has named Scott Wortman its new coordinator of communications. Wortman joined the district staff on Sept. 28, replacing Angee Shaker, director of communications and community engagement for the district, who left in August for a position with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
“I am very excited to join such an exceptional team serving this wonderful school district,” said Wortman. “I’ve learned already that this community is remarkably vibrant, amazingly diverse and committed to its children. It’s clearly a special place and I can’t wait to be a part of it. I am committed to making sure parents and community members are fully informed about our schools, and that CH-UH schools are recognized for the excellent education they provide to all students.”
Most recently, Wortman served as the director of athletic communications at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. He spent nine years at Wake Forest, serving as the primary media spokesperson for the nationally recognized men’s basketball program while also overseeing social media and digital communications for the athletic department.
“Open, effective communication with our parents and community stakeholders is crucial, so we are very happy to have a talented professional like Scott joining our team as leader of our communications department,” said Superintendent Talisa Dixon. “Scott brings exactly the type of enthusiasm and experience that this position demands, and I know that he will be an asset, not only to our administration, but also to our community.”
During his time at Wake Forest, Wortman implemented a branding strategy across the athletic department’s social media channels, increasing engagement among the school’s fans and followers. He also spearheaded a redesign of the official athletics website and helped launch its mobile application.
Wortman served as chief editor and designer of many of the school’s publications, including the football and basketball game programs and media guides, and was honored nationally for his work by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A native of Van Wert, Ohio, Wortman graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional writing and a minor in business administration. He earned his Master of Education degree from Bowling Green State University in 2006.
Cathan Bricker is the communications administrative assistant for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.