NETA Peer Learning Communities

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The NETA Peer Learning Communities (PLC) help members' staff increase skills, collegiality, and their long-term commitment to public media's education mission. PLCs provide a space for sharing best practices, developing professional support networks, and identifying high-impact projects that members could jointly pursue. NETA's PLCs are Community Engagement, Content, Education, and Marketing and Communications (MarCom).


Meet the 2019 Community Engagement PLC Executive Committee.

Co-Chair • Carolyn Lee Donaldson, WPSU Penn State​
Co-Chair • Laura Durham, KUED/Salt Lake City
Member at Large • Mary Manning Bracken, Iowa Public Television​
Member at Large • Bukola Breczinski, KSPS/Spokane
Member at Large • Kimberlie Kranich, Illinois Public Media
Member at Large • Kristen Penczek, Maryland Public Television
NETA Liaison • Tim Eernisse

Join the Community Engagement PLC Station Group on Facebook.


Meet the 2019 Content PLC Executive Committee.

Chair • Suzanne Smith, WFSU/Tallahassee
Vice Chair • Dorothy McGrath, Milwaukee PBS
Member at Large • Brenda Bowyer, WNIT/South Bend
Member at Large • Jack Conely, WEDU/Tampa
Member at Large • Stacia Hentz, WOSU/Columbus
Member at Large • Paul Hunton, KTTZ/Lubbock
Member at Large • Heather Mazzoni, WHRO/Norfolk
Member at Large • Kevin McDonald, New Mexico PBS
Member at Large • Sherri Walton, Idaho Public Television
Member at Large • Mike Tobias, NET Nebraska
NETA Liaison • Angee Simmons

Join the Content PLC Station Group on Facebook.

Meet the 2019 Education PLC Executive Committee.

Chair • Cindy Kirk, Alabama Public Television
Vice Chair • Betsy Peisach, Maryland Public Television
Past Chair • Tonya Crum, Kentucky Educational Television
Member at Large • Elise Brimhall, KUED/Salt Lake City
Member at Large • Susana (Susie) Beltran Grimm, PBS SoCal
Member at Large • Ken Harrison, Iowa Public Television
Member at Large • Tim Stack, Utah Education Network/KUEN
Member at Large • Tim Wollenzien, Prairie Public Broadcasting
Member at Large • Laurel Wyckoff, New Mexico PBS
NETA Liaison • Rachel Morrison Parsons

Join the Education PLC Station Group on Facebook.

Meet the 2019 Marketing & Communications PLC Executive Committee.

Chair • Olivia Wong, WETA/Arlington
Vice Chair • MiChelle Jones, Nashville Public Television
Past Chair • Jennifer Amend, WyomingPBS
Member at Large • Carole Burns, Milwaukee PBS
Member at Large • Avery Hutchins, WCTE/Cookeville
Member at Large • Amanda Krenos, KCPT/Kansas City
Member at Large • Laura Menking, KERA/Dallas
Member at Large • Sandy McBride, Idaho Public Television
Member at Large • Cameron Risher, NET-Nebraska
Member at Large • Evy Todd, New Mexico PBS
Member at Large • Sondra Wachtel, Vegas PBS
NETA Liaison • Jennifer Fisher 

Join the MarCom PLC Station Group on Facebook.

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For more information about the NETA Peer Learning Communities, please contact

Rachel Morrison Parsons

Senior Director, Education Strategy




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Something to Think About

What happens, if you invest in training your people and then they leave? What happens, if you don't, and they stay?

Putting your staff in contact with opportunities to learn more, connect more, will always pay off, now and in the future.

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