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  • Brit Milazzo is the public relations director at Bellefonte Area School District. The position was established in the fall of 2017 in partnership with Bald Eagle Area School District and Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology. The mission is to help foster a relationship among the schools and communities it serves, and beyond — by providing educational and engaging information impacting the district, its employees, students, residents and more.

    In her third school year with the district, Milazzo said the best part of her job is working daily with staff and students to help tell the unique stories that make Bellefonte Area great. She said she also enjoys creating positive relationships with community members, and local businesses, organizations and other agencies. Milazzo is a member of the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association and regularly works with Archive Social on professional learning opportunities to better boost promotion of the district.

    Milazzo has worked in the communication field since 2005. That includes:

    • Education reporter at the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa.
      • Also the feature writer for Penn State football and men's hockey teams during seasons
    • Writer for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y.
    • Production specialist for Triple-A baseball's Rochester Red Wings
      • Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins
    • Press secretary at the New York State Senate in Albany, N.Y.
      • Primarily working with Sen. Greg Ball (R-Brewster)
    • Reporter for the Niagara Gazette in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
    • Editor and correspondent for Bleacher Report in San Francisco
    • Production specialist with ESPN in Phoenix

    During her time with Bleacher Report, Milazzo primarily covered NCAA and CIS men's ice hockey, and was an analyst for the Buffalo Bills and Syracuse University men's basketball team, and featured western New York sports-related news. She also was a traveling marketing representative for the digital sports network, and contributed to its partner networks CBS and Fox sports.

    Milazzo also worked in the production department for ESPN, and brought that experience to a production job with the Rochester Red Wings -- Triple-A baseball affiliate of the Minnesota Twins -- where she operated camera equipment, graphics, replay decks and audio mixers for web and television broadcasts.

    A 2009 graduate of Arizona State University, Milazzo holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees:

    • Jurnalism and mass communication, with an emphasis in print
      • ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
    • English, with a concentration in literature
      • ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    She was also a member of the Division I ASU women’s soccer team when they competed in the Pac-10 Conference, and briefly joined western New York-based professional soccer organizations with the USL W-League before the league ceased operation in 2015. She now plays on a recreational adult league in the fall through Centre Soccer Association.

    In her free time, Milazzo — a Rochester, N.Y.-area native — enjoys skiing, snowboarding, surfing, reading, gardening and landscaping, being outdoors and spending time with family. She's a fan of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and Baltimore Orioles. She was also a longtime volunteer with the Niagara County (NY) 4-H program. Milazzo is also a certified soccer referee, and a coach with the Bellefonte Area girls' varsity soccer team, under direction of coaches Stacey Miller and Bob Litten. She's also a former coach with CSA in State College, where she's lived since January 2013. In the 2018-19 school year, Milazzo additionally became the Ski Club adviser at Bellefonte Area High School with help from high school math teacher Ryan Pastva.

    *To learn more about what the PR position entails at Bellefonte Area School District, visit this link: CNET. Milazzo gives a detailed presentation to the Bellefonte Area school board at the meeting on June 11, 2019. The start of the presentation can be found at the 5:25 minute mark.