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Michelle Ruess

Michelle Ruess

Associate Director for Communications & Marketing P: (848) 932-4350

Michelle is a former newspaper reporter and editor who has partnered with a range of nonprofit groups in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to 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.