The Hartford Regional Educational Council CREC has decided to accept out-of-state guests for its statewide school safety conference to be held on May 1 in Hartford Connecticut. Due to the overwhelming response, CREC has decided to extend the April 25th registration deadline. I feel truly honored to be allowed to keynote this very special school safety conference.
Lt. Paul Vance from the Connecticut State Police will be the opening presenter for the conference. I had the good fortune to present at another conference in Connecticut with Lt. Vance several years ago and he is an excellent presenter and as anyone who has watched him on the news this year can tell, a very competent PIO.
This school safety conference will emphasize evidence-based, research-backed and assessment-based approaches to improving school security, climate, culture and emergency preparedness. School access control and bullying will also be addressed.
I have recently presented for a couple of dozen major school safety conferences around the country and have keynotes at more school safety conferences in the coming months. Last week, I keynoted for a record crowd of 650 people at the Indiana School Safety Specialists Academy advanced level conference. I was honored to keynote a school safety conference held at St. Francis University in Pennsylvania, two conferences in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for Utica National Insurance and at a school safety conference for architects in Atlanta for Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, a top 20 architectural firm specializing in designing safe schools. These were both awesome school safety conferences where I had the chance to meet some amazing people.
I was privileged to present with some of the nation’s top school safety experts like Gregory Thomas and Bill Modzelleski at the Tennessee Department of Education school safety conference and will be keynoting another school safety conference for the Department on May 6th. This comprehensive school safety conference was filled to capacity with school superintendents and law enforcement executives. I am very excited to present for the first time at the Kentucky Department of Education School Safety Conference later this spring. It was a very personal honor to keynote for the annual program for PhD candidates for the education leaders program at my alma mater – Mercer University. I am equally excited to be able to present next month for our The Georgia School Board Attorney’s state conference at the Mercer University School of Law in May.
To me, it is a very personal and exciting experience to be allowed to present on school safety in any setting. Whether I am presenting to six people or six hundred, it is truly a huge personal honor to be selected to present on the critical topic of school safety. I feel truly blessed to be allowed the privilege of doing so.