Testimonials from some of our School Safety Partners

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Susan Graves, Safety Coordinator, Lincoln County School District, Oregon

Dr. Christina Conolly-Wilson, Waukegan Public Schools, Waukegan, Illinois
David C. Burleson, Superintendent, Burke County Schools, NC“Dear Mike, On behalf of the Burke County Schools and our community, I want to thank you for what you shared with our safe school teams, law enforcement and community members last week. “WONDERFUL” is the best way to describe your presentations. I can not remember a presenter so well received by our school personnel and community. They loved you and appreciated the information that you gave them. The comment was made that “receiving safety training from Mike Dorn is like taking creative writing from Shakespeare.”

“The information you provided will be very helpful to our entire community and I am sure will help us create the safest schools possible in Burke County. ??We are thankful for your concern for the youth of our state and for what you did for us. In a time when it seems that many people have given up on our youth, it is refreshing to see that there are still those in our society who understand that the future of our country rests in the hands of our young people. Your presentation of “Weakfish” dramatically impacted each of our students who heard it.”

“We appreciate you sharing this time with us and look forward to having you with us again. Many of our principals are already talking about you coming back next year. ??Again, thank you for your help and your concern for the students of Burke County.”

Bill Miller, School Psychologist Clark Co. School District, Las Vegas, NV

“Weakfish is a powerful, potent and life changing experience. I have now heard the presentation three times and always find it to be an inspiring experience.”

Dr. Jerrill Vandeventer, Transportation Manager for The Greater Jasper Consolidated School, Indiana

“Michael’s ability to connect with students, faculty and staff with his Weakfish presentation is remarkable. His presentation conveys a caring, compassionate and sincere connection to every member of his audience. Michael’s concern for the safety of students is genuine. Michael Dorn is the best provider of inspiration and motivation that I have witnessed.”

Delphie Nielson Assistant Supervisor, Clover Park School District, Lakewood, WA

“After attending your sessions at the STN conference, I could not get back to the office fast enough to determine the next large driver training class we would be conducting – I would love to have you or Chris attend and present the concealed weapons training to my staff.”

Sheila Gibbs, Fairview, NC

“Thank you for what you are doing – I’m not sure that most teachers really know what it’s like to be tormented in such a manner that we were. Keep opening their eyes, please! Thanks.”

“I attended WRES today and WOW!!! Today was like a shot in the arm of motivation to take action against bullying. Thank you for the tremendous job that you are doing!”

Kelly Trusty, Montgomery County A.H.E.A.D Coalition, Indiana

“When we invited Michael Dorn to speak in Crawfordsville, our project team expected that local educators would receive a few pointers on improving school safety. Instead, Michael’s reality-based presentation spurred our entire community to immediate action toward building a comprehensive strategic plan for keeping everyone in our community safe. Eyes wide open, all sectors are moving together toward a safer Montgomery County after having the opportunity to learn and grow from Michael’s teaching. Dorn’s gift is facilitating community change. He has an incredible ability to enlist every stakeholder in the change process by engaging each person using multiple strategies and multiple perspectives to address school and community safety issues.”

Sarah Muesegades, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin

“Again thanks for your wonderful presentation in Milwaukee. Your closing Weakfish Story was one of the most moving I have ever heard.”


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