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Safe and Sound Schools to Host National Summit on School Safety

The event will bring together the nation’s renowned school safety experts, thought leaders, and school-based crisis survivors to Houston on March 29-30.

Safe and Sound Schools to Host National Summit on School Safety

Featured speakers include Alissa Parker, co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools, Dr. CJ Huff, retired superintendent of Joplin Schools, and Michele Gay, co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools.

Safe and Sound Schools, a national school safety non-profit founded by Sandy Hook parents, announced it will host the National Summit on School Safety on March 29-30, 2019.

The event, co-hosted by Region 4 Education Service Center, will take place at the Region 4 ESC McKinney Conference Center in Houston, Texas.

The National Summit on School Safety is the premier gathering of the foremost authorities on school safety. The intensive, interactive two-day conference will cover the key areas essential to comprehensive school safety with inspirational keynotes, leadership round tables, workshops, and hands-on learning activities.

“This first-ever event truly spans all areas of school safety to provide the most comprehensive coverage of safety issues our schools face today: mental and behavioral health; school climate and community; health and wellness; operations and emergency management; physical environment; and school law, policy, and finance,” said Michele Gay, co-founder and executive director at Safe and Sound Schools.

“By bringing together the nation’s experts in each of these disciplines, the National Summit on School Safety offers actionable takeaways, tools, and resources school communities can start implementing immediately.”

Featured speakers at the 2019 National Summit on School Safety include:

  • Michele Gay & Alissa Parker, Sandy Hook Mothers and Co-Founders of Safe and Sound Schools
  • Dr. CJ Huff, education advocate and retired superintendent of Joplin Schools
  • Frank DeAngelis, Retired Principal of Columbine High School
  • Patrick Ireland, Columbine Survivor
  • Lisa Hamp, Survivor of the Virginia Tech Shooting and School Safety Advocate
  • Dr. Lina Alathari, Chief of the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center

“We are witnessing a renewed focus on school safety efforts and more demand for the programs and resources we provide,” said Gay. “This Summit is an extension of Safe and Sound School’s mission to educate and empower all stakeholders, and ultimately, ensure the safest learning environment for our youth.”

For more information about the Summit, sponsorship opportunities, or to register, visit the website.

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