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Michelle Ruess

Michelle Ruess

Assistant Director for Marketing & Communications P: (848) 932-3138 x609

Michelle is a former newspaper reporter and editor who has spent the past several years helping a range of nonprofit groups share messages and engage audiences. She is now helping both NIEER and CEELO improve early learning opportunities and outcomes for all children. Still thinking like a journalist, she enjoys helping dedicated teams create meaningful and effective messages. Her experience includes creating and implementing marketing plans in partnership with advancement and admissions directors at independent schools, supervising and implementing redesign of websites, writing articles for and editing newsletters and magazines, as well as free-lance writing and fund-raising. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has worked in newsrooms on Capitol Hill, in New Jersey and around the country.