Spotlight on K-12 Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Levaughn Smart

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

Spotlight on K-12 Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Levaughn Smart

Levaughn Smart

Congratulations to Palm Springs USD Executive Director of Security and Disaster Preparedness Levaughn Smart for being named one of this year’s K-12 Campus Safety Director of the Year finalists.

Here are some of his notable achievements:

  • Provided active shooter response training to more than 2,500 employees.
  • Worked with the district IT department to upgrade the district’s video surveillance and access control systems.
  • Leased a new fleet of patrol vehicles that are more environmentally friendly, saving the district more than $80,000.

View his photos.

Winners of this year’s Director of the Year award will be announced at Campus Safety Conference West, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 10-12. For more information and to register, visit

Read about the other finalists.

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2 responses to “Spotlight on K-12 Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Levaughn Smart”

  1. Tom Williams says:

    Congratulations Levaughn! Hope all is well!

  2. Justin Bradey says:

    Lavaughn’s leadership, guidance, and impact are truly remarkable. His ability to deliver real change in our thinking, responses, and capabilities will be felt in Kirkwood for many years. This is well deserved, and just compliments his genuine talent. Congratulations!

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