Photo of the Marketing and Media Team


connectED is your source for news from Geary County Schools USD 475. This news website is managed by the USD 475 Marketing and Media Relations Department, formerly the Communications Department, and is updated regularly. Stay up-to-date on news, programs, and events within the district by signing up for one or more of the many RSS feeds contained on this website.

connectED is also the home of all official press releases from Geary County Schools as well as monthly media tips which are designed to make covering school events and programs more efficient for local news. If you have a story idea for connectED contact the Marketing and Media Relations Department via phone or email.

Mat Droge

Mat Droge

Executive Director of Marketing and Media Relations


The Executive Director serves as the official school spokesperson and Freedom of Information Officer and works with or oversees print, broadcast, and social media to highlight the many accomplishments of Geary County Schools. ​

Quilaztli Pastorelli

Quilaztli Pastorelli

Digital Media Specialist


The Digital Media Specialist works with the district's internal and external public information and is the leader in providing quality media content for all USD 475 communication platforms in order to better share news, events, and stories about USD 475.

Casey Zipp

Casey Zipp

Marketing and Media Relations Coordinator


The Marketing and Media Relations Coordinator monitors and revises district website content; assists with the creation of press releases and other written materials; and plans and coordinates district/executive level event functions.

Section Synopsis

Show and Tell
This section showcases some of the many exciting things going on in and around USD 475.

District Dish
The District Dish section of connectED is the home of all things delicious. Updated regularly to show the district’s commitment to wellness this section offers activities for families that involve healthier food options.

Family Fun
A child’s education comes in part from home and this section gives ideas for local events or family fun activities.

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