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School Community Relations

About Tiffony

Tiffony Upchurch Chapman grew up in Quinlan and loves the Quinlan and Lake Tawakoni area so much that many claim her to be the area's loudest and proudest cheerleader. Her family owns and operates CENTURY 21, Upchurch Real Estate, and has been in the industry in the area for 50 years. She attended Quinlan schools and East Texas State University, now Texas A&M at Commerce. She received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and returned home to teach Kindergarten. As a result of starting her own family, she took a five-year hiatus from education. She joined the family real estate business and quickly became a top local, county, regional, and state producer. After some time, the position of Public Information Officer opened in Quinlan ISD, and she is going on her 25th year in education, now titled Director of School Community Relations.
During her tenure to date, she has received multiple local, county, state, and national school public relations awards from the Texas Public Relations Association and the National Public Relations Association. Twice, the QISD school board has been named a state of Texas top five school board of the year, 2002 and 2022. She won her first Best of Category in the Texas Public School Relations Association in 2022 alongside the Director of Marketing, Kathy Goleman, for the 2020 Back to School video marketing production. She has written many articles published in various newspapers and educational magazines. In 2020, Quinlan ISD was voted the Best School in Hunt County by the Herald Banner's Best of the Best publication. In 2022, QISD won the Best Place to Work and the Best Daycare to Employees' Children. She is a 25+ year board member of the local Chamber of Commerce, holding several positions. She coordinates the Quinlan Christmas Parade and QISD Homecoming Parade each year. Tiffony pioneered the QISD Education Foundation and has been the district liaison since its inception in 2005. Events coordinated through the Foundation are an annual golf tournament, an annual fishing tournament, and an annual employee contribution campaign. The Foundation has given back to students and teachers well over $500,000.
She married Elvin and has two children, Trey and Carsyn, and two grandchildren. She said, "I do everything I can to promote Quinlan ISD, Quinlan, and the entire Lake Tawakoni area in the most positive manner. I am very passionate about what I do. The entire Quinlan ISD community is an awesome place. My motto is "On your worst day on the job; you are still some child's best hope." by Larry Bell. This statement is very true in all of QISD. 
School-Community Relations in Quinlan Schools is Crucial...

Quinlan ISD School-Community Relations is the internal and external communications department for district happenings and events. 

  • The department strives to reliably facilitate effective communications between our school staff, students, parents, business, and community members through various resources and news outlets.
  • QISD utilizes the REMIND communications system to effectively reach parents at the district level, campus level, classroom level, and more.
  • The department is dedicated to building relationships in the school and community based on trust and transparency. 
  • Positive news abounds in our district. QISD School-Community Relations is proud to share those success stories through local media outlets, e-newsletters, our website, and social media sites.

Other responsibilities of the School-Community Relations Department include:

  • Managing Social Media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Managing News Releases to area newspapers and TV outlets.
  • Distribution of district newsletters called the "QISD Inside."
  • Works cohesively in the community to build strong school-community relations.
  • Serving as a board member of the Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce for 25 years, currently serving as Vice President. 
  • She has been serving as the District Liaison for the QISD Education Foundation since its creation in 2005.
  • We are currently working to implement a non-profit board to start the first Quinlan ISD Alumni Alliance. 
  • The office is the lead coordinator for special events, such as
    • Homecoming week
    • Teacher of the Year program
    • End-of-year employee appreciation banquet
    • "Taste of Tawakoni" back-to-school event
      The annual "Taste of Tawakoni" event brings in various eateries and businesses to feed QISD staff members at no cost. It offers over $5,000 in prizes, reducing the cost to the district by over 85%.
If you have an extraordinary feature story about a student, team, staff member, alums, or community member, please share your ideas and possible story with Tiffony Chapman at [email protected]

Also, Family and Community Engagement for more community-related news and programs.