Kristyn Hunt Cathey has been the Media/Communications Specialist for Port Arthur Independent School District since October 2009, where she serves as the sole employee responsible for all forms of public and community relations, social media, advertising and photography.
Before she began working full-time for the District, she began her collegiate teaching career at Lamar University in the fall of 2004. Kristyn taught classes in Public Speaking, Media Writing, Business and Professional Writing, TV News Writing and Practicum as well as served as an on-campus advisor for her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta. Though she accepted a position in 2009 with her childhood school district, she did not want to leave her love of teaching behind and continued as an adjunct throughout the Lamar system. She is currently teaching both traditional and online courses through Lamar, Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar State College-Port Arthur in various courses, such as Race, Gender and Media and Public Relations Writing.
In addition to her jobs, she serves on various committees throughout the her community and beyond, including the Press Club of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur Education Foundation, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Texas School Public Relations Association, and the National School Public Relations Association. She is currently the At-Large Vice-President, Position Two, for TSPRA, where she specializes in one-person districts, diversity and urban districts. She was honored to serve as part of the inaugural class of the Southeast Texas 40 Under 40 and the National School Public Relations Association 35 Under 35; both in 2014.