MARIETTA, GA, April 21, 2016 -- The Walker School announced this week that Jen Brock will be the school’s Director of Communications and Marketing beginning June 13, 2016. Brock will lead the school’s communications and marketing initiatives through strategic development, planning, and implementation.
Brock's expertise in marketing communications includes positions with Northside Hospital, Georgia State University, and Piedmont Heart Institute, as well as extensive communications consulting for a number of education and nonprofit clients. She has served as the Director of Communications and Marketing at the College of Pharmacy at Mercer University since 2014.
This spring, Walker conducted a national search and the search committee, comprised of administrators, parents and a trustee, made the recommendation to hire Brock.
“The pool of candidates for this position was exceedingly strong, and we feel fortunate to have been able to hire someone with Jen’s expertise, vision, and experience,” said Walker Head of School Jack Hall. “[Upper School Principal] Bob Murphy commented to me that Jen was one of the strongest candidates for any position during his eighteen years at Walker.”
“I am honored to join the Walker family, and I look forward to contributing to the success of the school,” said Brock. “The Walker School has a strong history and a very bright future, and I am
excited about working with our dynamic community of faculty, staff, parents, students, and friends.”
She holds a bachelor of arts degree in communication from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and a master’s degree in communication from Georgia State University. Brock lives in the Brookhaven neighborhood of Atlanta.
About The Walker School
Located in Cobb County, The Walker School is one of Metro Atlanta’s top-ranked independent schools, providing a classic liberal arts education for students in Cobb and surrounding counties. Walker prepares young people for college and life by balancing a personalized curriculum with a challenging “STEA3M” academic program and opportunities in fine arts, languages, research and athletics.
Founded in 1957, the school today serves more than 900 students, building critical thinking in students ages three to 18. Walker offers Preschool (Early learners, Pre-K & K), Lower School (1st – 5th), Middle School (6th – 8th) and Upper School (9th – 12th).
In 2014, 100 percent of graduating students were accepted to college. The school offers 25 AP courses and 73 percent scored 3-plus on AP exams. For more information, visit www.thewalkerschool.org or call (678) 581-0478.