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Jennifer Mrozowski
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Jennifer Mrozowski, a career journalist who grew up in the city of Detroit, came to DPS in 2009 to expand the schools’ and the district’s use of social media and other communications vehicles, and to bring her 13 years of experience at 5 newspapers to the DPS communications team to shine a positive light on the Great Things Happening in DPS. 

Mrozowski is an award-winning journalist and served as an education reporter for the Detroit News and the Cincinnati Enquirer. In her role as Executive Director of Communications at Detroit Public Schools, Mrozowski works with internal and external groups and various departments, including the Office of Parent and Community Engagement, to vastly increase the reach of communications to parents, guardians, the community, state and national audiences. No longer a reporter, she loves finally to be an unabashed advocate for Detroit and to shout her support for the city she loves.

She also is a mommy to two little girls who keep her constantly busy and grounded and who remind her every second of every day why it’s important to advocate for children and their education.

Entries by Jennifer Mrozowski

Inside DPS: Extraordinary Artistic Talent Blooms in Ordinary Corner Classrooms

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 3:05 PM

When you first see the painting "Self-Portrait," by Detroit Public Schools 8th grader Joshua Cooper, you may find it hard to look away.

The piece is painted entirely in shades of blue and is reminiscent of Picasso's blue period, which is known for its dark subjects, grim colors and...

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Inside DPS: Why You Should Never Miss a Parent-Teacher Conference

(4) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 5:22 PM

Last week I went to my daughter's first-ever preschool parent-teacher conference, and it was an eye-opener.

I learned that she is a leader in the classroom and was given the important job recently of helping a new student learn all the tenets of her Montessori classroom. I learned that she...

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Inside DPS: Don't Believe the Hype: Ten Things You Don't Know About DPS

(1) Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | 11:08 AM

I'll bet you think you know a lot about Detroit Public Schools from reading the headlines and watching the nightly news, right? Well, I'm about to surprise you with some things you don't know.

The genesis of this topic comes from a wonderful series WDET did on "What Would It...

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When You've Exhausted All Your Parenting Skills, What's Next?

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2011 | 5:31 PM

Arlyssa Heard, a completely engaged and very involved Detroit Public Schools parent, was at her wit's end recently on two occasions with her two children who are vastly different ages and have vastly different learning styles.

Her youngest son, now a first grader at Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy, was...

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Inside DPS: Detroiters Rallying Around Cass Tech

(5) Comments | Posted December 2, 2011 | 2:44 PM

I didn't go to Cass Tech. Let me just start by saying that.

But I did grow up in Detroit, and no matter where I have lived -- New York, Greater Chicago, Paris -- I have always been a Detroit booster, defending and celebrating my hometown.

Therefore, like...

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