Public Information & Media
Meet the Staff
Katie O'Malley-Simpson, Director, Media Relations and Communications
Katie O'Malley-Simpson serves as spokesperson for the school system, coordinates media response and writes and edits Charles County Public Schools marketing materials. She oversees the school system web page and television station and has worked with CCPS since 1994. Prior to accepting employment with CCPS, she was a newspaper reporter and editor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from West Virginia University in Morgantown.
Shelley Mackey, Communications Specialist
Shelley Mackey serves as writer, designer and photographer for Charles County Public Schools communications materials. Prior to accepting employment with CCPS, Shelley worked as a web assistant for the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors. She also worked as an intern reporter for the Star Democrat, Maryland Newsline, the Bureau of National Affairs and the Maryland Independent. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Kyle Graves, Video Production Technician
Kyle Graves serves as the video production technician for Charles County Public Schools television channel. He shoots, edits, writes and produces material for broadcast on Comcast Cable channel 96. Before coming to CCPS, Kyle spent more than 11 years working in professional television in Maryland and North Carolina. He has covered several major stories including the flooding of Eastern North Carolina in 1999, the death of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt and the Carolina Panthers road to the Super Bowl in 2004. Kyle grew up in Charles County and holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from Salisbury University.
Kara Gross serves as the communications multimedia assistant for Charles County Public Schools. She provides assistance with photography, graphic design, and video production for communications materials. Before joining the communications department, Kara worked as an instructional assistant at J.C. Parks Elementary School. She holds a Bachelor of Science in liberal studies with a minor in music from Frostburg State University.
Kara Gross, Communications Multimedia Assistant