Since 2000, Margaret Combs has heightened the visibility of institutions and their internal communities. Through her roles as communications director, public relations manager, and independent consultant she has raised public awareness around issues of importance to deans, superintendents, teachers, students and school planners across the country.

Heery International

On assignment for Heery International’s higher education and school reports, Margaret Combs has interviewed superintendents and strategic planners across the country for the latest in educational thinking and school design. Click on the arrows below for her reports.

“The Future is Now: Designing Schools for the 21st Century” >>>
“What Does the Future Hold? Issues Confronting Public Schools” >>> 

Tufts University

In her role as public relations manager and senior writer for Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Margaret Combs captured media attention for the school’s leading researchers, including coverage on NBC’s World News Tonight and CNN. Additionally, she heightened visibility through strategic writing and editing of the school’s magazine. Click on the links below for sample articles.

“High Tech Wizardry” >>>
“New Trends: Nutrition” >>>

The Cambridge School of Weston

As communications director for The Cambridge School of Weston, Margaret Combs expanded regional and national media coverage with the Boston Globe and Independent School magazine; spearheaded crises management planning; redesigned, wrote and edited the school’s magazine; and served on the school’s administrative team. Click on the links below for her writing samples from the magazine.

“Ingenuity & Courage” >>>
“Emily Shaw ’94, Medical Illustrator” >>>

Hyla Middle School

As communications strategist for Hyla Middle School on Bainbridge Island, WA, Margaret Combs successfully garnered media coverage in the Seattle Times, Kitsap Sun, and on public radio station KPLU. She is currently expanding alumni and curriculum features in the school’s annual publications. Click on the links below for samples of her articles and press releases.

“Archeology Brings Students to a Deeper Understanding” >>>
“Bainbridge Island Students to Excavate Ancient Civilization” >>>
“Entire Hyla Middle School to March on MLK Day” >>>