Jordyn Elston, Director of Communications and Public Relations

 Jordyn Elston
  • jelston@hazelwoodschools.org

    Office: 314-953-5005


    Jordyn Elston is the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the Hazelwood School District. She brings more than seven years of communication and public relations experience to the position, including her role as Senior Public Relations Specialist for the State of Alabama Emergency Management Agency, where she informed the public about natural disasters throughout the state, wrote disaster-related talking points for Alabama's governor, and worked closely alongside FEMA to share disaster relief information with impacted communities. She was also a news anchor and multimedia journalist for WSFA 12 News in Montgomery, Alabama, where she covered historic stories such as the beginning of the COVID pandemic, protests following the death of George Floyd, the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard, and more. 
     
    Elston is currently pursuing her PhD in organizational management from Carolina University. She previously earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a master’s degree in strategic communication from Troy University. Elston was awarded the Troy University Hall School of Journalism and Communication 2022 Young Alumna of the Year Award. She also received the Southeastern Journalism Conference Best Hard News Reporter Award in 2017 and the Best Television Anchor Award in 2016.