Jenny Sawyer joined NIET in December 2021 as the director of communications. In this role, she leads external communications and messaging and provides communications support for colleagues throughout the organization.
Prior to joining NIET, Jenny worked in communications for two Tennessee public school districts, Metro Nashville Public Schools and Hamilton County Schools. In those roles, she strengthened engagement between schools, families, and the community, developed relationships with key stakeholders and community partners to support district goals, and crafted strategic messaging, materials, and initiatives to support the superintendent’s vision. She also brings communications experience in an agency setting, spending three years at MP&F Strategic Communications where she worked with a variety of clients on communications strategy, grassroots campaigns, coalition building, and government relations. Jenny is a proud graduate of Alabama public schools, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in radio, television, and film from Auburn University.