Spotlight on Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Joseph Markham

Check out some of this Director of the Year finalist’s top accomplishments, as well as a photo gallery of his and his department.

Spotlight on Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Joseph Markham

Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist, Joseph Markham

Congratulations to Pine Crest School Executive Director of Security and Support Services Joseph Markham for being named one of this year’s Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalists.

Here are some of his notable achievements:

  • Saved money by reducing the number of school bus fleet manufacturers. Now the school doesn’t need to store inventory of replacement parts from multiple manufacturers.
  • Revised planning for hazardous weather, which reduced confusion and improved response during Hurricane Irma in 2017.
  • To improve communications during emergencies, purchased 350 handheld radios for faculty and staff, and is adding audible alarms to the fire systems.

The Director of the Year winners and runners up will be announced at Campus Safety Conference West, being held in Las Vegas June 17-19. For more information, visit, email or call (855) 351-0927.

View his photo gallery.

Read about the other finalists.

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5 responses to “Spotlight on Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Joseph Markham”

  1. Steve Tarani says:

    Congratualtions Joe! Truly earned after a lifetime of continued committment and dedication to campus safety!
    Well done!

  2. Stacey Packer says:

    Way to go Joe Markham! It’s nice to see you receiving recognition for you immeasurable contributions toward campus safety and beyond. While I know it can often be a thankless effort, your work is truly impactful and vital. Our kids are not only safer every day on campus because of you, they are leaving school and continuing on with tools to keep them safe and a mindset to stay alert and cautious. In addition, communities and campuses around the nation are safer because of your teachings and practices. Your ability to unite law enforcement, city resources and academic entities for the purpose of creating a safer and prepared community has resulted in countless best practices. Thank you for your lifelong dedication and passion towards keeping families safe and smart. Best wishes!

  3. Rosa Agentis Feeney says:

    Joe Markham does an exceptional job at Pine Crest. He is the first one to call when there are any security related issues and is always accessible to students, staff and parents. He works diligently to keep the school at maximum security and is always training students, parents, teachers, administrators and staff on how to recognize a possible threat and how to react in the situation and he travels the country giving talks and demonstrations on self defense and imminent threat situations.

    He is always thinking about how to improve security, while not hindering the freedom of anyone who steps onto the two Pine Crest campuses. He has a huge responsibility overseeing the two campuses and does an amazing job. Give him the award. Please!!! He is so deserving of this wonderful recognition.

  4. Jill Conway says:

    Well-deserved, Joe! You are a leader in ensuring community (and campus) safety and security!

  5. Ileana Lavender says:

    As a teacher and past Pine Crest parent I feel Joe’s dedication goes above and beyond his job description. An honor well deserved. Congratulations!

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