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Former Henry County Enterprise reporter named Martinsville schools' PIO

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Martinsville City Public Schools has named Callie Hietala its new Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator.

Prior to joining MCPS, Hietala worked as a reporter for The Enterprise, writing primarily for The Henry County Enterprise.

During that time, both the Martinsville School Board and the Henry County School Board placed her on the Virginia School Boards Association Media Honor Roll in recognition of her coverage of the school divisions.

“I am honored and excited to join the team here at Martinsville City Public Schools,” Hietala said. “I have always believed that access to high-quality education is the backbone of any community. MCPS staff and teachers are passionate about their work, and I look forward to helping share the stories of our staff, student, and school successes with our community.”

A native of Southwest Virginia, Hietala previously worked at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, where she held a number of titles over the years, including outreach instructor, curator, interim director of education, and community programs manager and digital marketing coordinator.

"We are excited about Mrs. Hietala joining the Martinsville City Public Schools family,” Superintendent Dr. Zebedee Talley stated. “Callie will bring a journalistic background to our communications arena. She will make a great impact on our division."

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