Greenwich schools communications director takes job at Country Day
GREENWICH — Greenwich Country Day School has acquired another Greenwich Public Schools administrator as it prepares to add a high school: Director of Communications Kimberley Eves.
Eves, who has worked in the town’s public schools for nearly two decades, has been responsible for redesigning the district website and establishing accessibility and content standards for disseminating information. She follows former Greenwich High School headmaster Chris Winters, who last summer accepted the job of creating the new upper school at Country Day.
“For almost 19 years, the Greenwich Public Schools has provided me with a wonderful opportunity to combine my passions for communications and education in a career path that I love,” Eves said. “I have a rare opportunity to take on a new and exciting challenge at Greenwich Country Day School as they launch a new high school after over 90 years as a Nursery through Grade 9 school.
“During my time with the Greenwich Public Schools I have had the opportunity to work with and forge friendships with some of the most intelligent, caring, hard-working and dedicated people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing,” she said. “I will truly miss working with our amazing GPS team.”
Eves has also communicated strategic planning and support for the district’s 15-year master facilities plan, developed the district’s Family and Community Engagement Standards, coordinated the opening of the new New Lebanon School as a magnet school and developed a strategic communications action plan for the district’s transition to a digital learning environment.
“Kim Eves has devoted the last 19 years of her life to the Greenwich Public Schools,” Interim Superintendent of Schools Ralph Mayo said. “She cares deeply about our district and the students that attend our schools. Communication is just a small portion of her current position as she has used all of her skills and extensive knowledge to help develop and implement multiple strategies in support of the district’s strategic plan to keep the district moving forward on many fronts.”
Mayo said he was saddened by her departure. “We wish her well in her new position and will truly miss her smile and positive attitude as she moves on to the next phase of her career,” he said.
The search process for a new director of communications will begin immediately.
Eves has held the position since 2000. During this time, she has been responsible for the Strategic Communications Plan, internal and external communications and community relations, media relations, website design, accessibility and content management, awards and events management, and issues and crisis communications. Eves is a liaison to the Board of Education and has primary responsibility for board meeting agenda planning and development.
Eves began her career as an accounts supervisor for Opt-X Advertising in Clifton, N.J., before establishing Dearborn Associates in Old Greenwich in 1995. Beginning in 1998, she spearheaded and served as a co-founder of the International School at Dundee in the Greenwich Public Schools, which opened as the district’s first public magnet school in 2001.
Eves received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northeastern University in Boston and a master’s degree in strategic communications from Columbia University.
Eves is affiliated with the National School Public Relations Association, and serves as the Connecticut Chapter President. She is a co-founder and GPS liaison member of the Greenwich Alliance for Education, an ex-officio member of the Greenwich Distinguished Teachers Awards Committee and a member of the United Way of Greenwich Community Planning Council.