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The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Office of Public Relations and Communications exists to heighten the public’s awareness of the Department’s mission to ensure that all students are prepared for college or the career of their choice upon graduation from high school.

In support of the mission, the Public Relations Office provides publicity for events, activities and the many successes of the Department’s schools, students, teachers, employees and leadership through internal and external communication.

The Office of Public Relations and Communication, through an integrated marketing communications approach services the marketing, branding, public, and media relations, advertising and graphic design needs of the Department, districts, and schools.

The Public Relations Office reports directly to the Commissioner of Education.


Brown Pelicans


Brown Pelicans

Close to Nature – Caribbean Natural History Series

A fun and educational book filled with information about a very unique bird. Meet the amazing Brown Pelican!

  • One of only two species of pelicans that dive for fish
  • The pelican’s bill is the longest of any living bird
  • Pelicans have been around for 30 million years
  • Brown pelicans can drink sea water
  • Brown pelicans were on the U. S. endangered species list until 2009

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Broo ‘Nansi and the Tar Baby

Broo ‘Nansi and the Tar Baby

A U.S. Virgin Islands Story

Collected and written by Dr. Lois Hassell-Habtes – Story as told by Ector Roebuck

Broo Tukuma knows better, but as the good brother that he is, he can’t watch his nephews starve. So, much against his better judgement, he takes Broo ‘Nansi (that good for nothing fellow) to get food from his secret garden. The trip turns into a disaster when Broo ‘Nansi disobeys his brother’s strict orders.

Another great Broo ‘Nansi story filled with the humor and wisdom that only this ancient little spider can impart. A must-read for all Virgin Islanders, and for everyone who loves a good tale.

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A Caribbean Journey from A to Y

A Caribbean Journey from A to Y

(Read and Discover What Happened to the Z)

Written by Mario Picayo

Illustrated by Earleen Griswold

Join us in this fun and educational journey through the Caribbean islands, one letter at a time. A Caribbean astronaut? From which island? Seals in these tropical waters? And island with over 300 rivers? And what is a coki?

Beautifully illustrated, this is a book that readers of all ages will enjoy opening again and again. Ad wait until you see what happened to the Z…!

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St. Thomas

1834 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-0100

Curriculum Center:
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM


St. Croix

2133 Hospital Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820
Phone: 340-773-1095

Curriculum Center:
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM

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