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Mary Bailey

Communications and Graphic Design

Location icon United States

Freelance graphic designer and communications specialist in Washington, DC, with a background in communications, journalism and photography.



Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Division of Student Transportation
Inclement Weather Procedures | osse

I developed the communications strategy for OSSE DOT's inclement weather procedures. I was also communications lead during inclement weather events, responsible for posting social media alerts to inform schools and parents about school bus delays.

Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Division of Student Transportation
Recognition Program for DC School Bus Drivers and Attendants

I developed and lead operations of OSSE DOT's recognition program for school bus drivers and attendants. My responsibilities for the program included: event planning; community outreach; branding/marketing; communications

Community News

Magnolia Potpourri
Houston Rodeo stirs up memories for Pecos cattle rancher

Tom Erskine, resident at Parkway Place retirement community in Houston, was a cattle rancher for “Thirty Years West of the Pecos,” which is also the title of his autobiography in which he describes ranch life in the ‘50s and ‘60s in West Texas.

Cypress Creek Mirror
Cy-Fair, Klein ISDs win big at HP Code Wars 2013

Dressed in a variety of costumes inspired by video games, TV shows and pure imagination, around 187 teams from 63 high schools across Texas (and two teams from Florida) flocked to the Hewlett-Packard Houston main campus off Jones Road at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, for HP's 16th annual Code Wars.

Cypress Creek Mirror
Copperfield support group mentors, empowers teen moms

According to data recently published by the Guttmacher Institute, Texas had the third-highest pregnancy and birth rates in the U.S. in 2008, with 85 pregnancies and 61 births for every 1,000 women aged 15-19.

Cypress Creek Mirror
Workplace homicides up 50 percent in 2012

The shooting incident at Lone Star College-North Harris’ campus on Tuesday was yet another headline in a string of numerous recent events involving public gun violence in the US. Some may feel like our country is becoming less and less safe.

Cypress Creek Mirror
TxDOT holds public meeting, hears noise concerns

The Texas Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, held the first of two public meeting Tuesday evening at the Sheraton Brookhollow to hear comments from the public regarding the proposed changes to the design of the approved U.S. Highway 290 expansion.

Cypress Creek Mirror
Local veterans share war stories

This past Sunday was Veteran’s Day, a day when we not only honor those who have defended our country but also have the privilege to hear their amazing stories

Cypress Creek Mirror
An insider's look at the Renaissance Festival

“Bend like weeds to the wind” is a saying among performers at the Texas Renaissance Festival, and cast member Jennie Zurovetz espouses that mantra in her character and her life.

Cypress Creek Mirror
CFISD delays new sex-ed program for further review

Cy-Fair Independent School District has decided to postpone the implementation of its new sex education curriculum, originally scheduled to begin at the end of October, until spring 2013.

Cypress Creek Mirror
Wood sculptor wows area art students

The art students at Bleyl Middle School traded in quiet, contemplative drawing for the high-pitched whine of a chainsaw last Tuesday when wood sculptor and entrepreneur James D. Phillips visited for an all-day art demonstration.

Cypress Creek Mirror
Meet anti-bullying advocate Kaitlyn K

October is National Anti-Bullying Month, and up-and-coming singer-songwriter Kaitlyn Knippers, aka Kaitlyn K, is raising awareness through the power of song.

Cypress Creek Mirror
Families volunteer together at Station 23

Many people might not realize that volunteer firefighters are not paid for what they do. They risk their lives for many reasons, one of the major ones being the sense of gratitude and community they feel when helping others.

Cypress Creek Mirror
Cy-Creek firefighters remember 9/11

When young children say they want to grow up to be firefighters, they probably don’t envision risking their lives for free.


Gas Daily
Shale gas leads Ohio away from coal-fired power

The low price of natural gas, its availability in the nearby Utica and Marcellus shales and pressure from environmental regulations are driving a shift away from coal-fired power generation among utilities in Ohio, a state historically dominated by coal.

Megawatt Daily
Market share of gas seen doubling in 25 years

Natural gas' market share of power generation will increase to 57% from 28% over the next 25 years, while coal's share will decrease to 9% from 30% in that time, consulting firm Black & Veatch said Thursday.

Gas Daily
Producers looking for ways to trim water usage

Faced with greater scrutiny of the massive amounts of water used for hydraulic fracturing and growing concern over wastewater disposal, producers are eagerly researching alternatives such as the use of liquefied petroleum gases, nitrogen and carbon dioxide - even at high up-front costs.

Gas Daily
Canada firms seize on NGL output from US shales

A few Canadian petrochemical and midstream gas companies are expanding capacity and services in Sarnia, Ontario, and Edmonton, Alberta, to take advantage of booming natural gas liquids production from US shales, including the Marcellus and Bakken.

Gas Daily
E&P flourished in 2011 on oil prices, shale gas: study (Page 3)

Strong oil prices and technological advances boosted revenues of the 50 biggest US exploration-and-production companies by 23% in 2011, to $181.4 billion, according to the Ernst & Young's fifth annual US E&P benchmark survey released Tuesday.


Travel Writing

The Trinitonian
A trip to Paris offers many exciting experiences

Picture this: it's 4:15 a.m. in London, I'm speed walking down the street and I see the bus I need to catch stopping the bus stop 30 meters away. How long does it take Katie to sprint to that bus stop?

The Trinitonian
Don't call me a wanker, but I'm sunbathing in Italy

And so another momentous week in London comes to a fantastic conclusion. This week was the last week of classes at Queen Mary, leaving the rest of my stay here wide open for traveling and procrastinating on the lengthy papers I'm still expected to write.

The Trinitonian
Quality moseying makes entertainment easy

I'm picking up my friend Tyler from Heathrow airport tomorrow, and I'm surprised by how calm I feel about it. I'm in a foreign country, so I figured I would feel more nervous about getting around, but it's just so easy to get around London!

The Trinitonian
Pedestrianism: a tricky business in London

I've been spending a lot of time in central London this week, walking around in vain, trying to spot the royal couple or at least her Majesty the Queen (I'm still waiting for my invitation to the royal wedding).

The Trinitonian
Watch out for art gallery guards

One surprising warning about the National Gallery, though - the art guards, (or as I like to call them, hawks) are mean!


The Trinitonian
Number of humanities majors drops (Page 1)

Students majoring in the humanities - English, philosophy, classic and fine arts - know the inevitable question that arises with the declaration of such a major: "What are you going to do with that?"


Writers in the Schools
Writing Through Art: How the Visual Arts Enrich Creative Writing

Anthology of lesson plans and student creative writing from Writers in the School's 2010 Summer Creative Writing Workshop in Houston. This was my project as the WITS Literary and Fine Arts Education Teaching and Research Intern.

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