Many Good People Out There Trying to Help Students Succeed.

After a long day of conducting school emergency preparedness interviews for a large school district, I am reminded of how many good and dedicated advocates for the children are out there each day serving their communities. 

I have been running 36 employees from this district through more than 200 video and scripted school crisis scenarios to test and measure the district’s emergency preparedness strategies.  This poses many unique challenges for these employees from various job categories and is a more effective way to quantify how well employees have been prepared to handle the first 30 seconds of any crisis situations they may encounter. 

This approach is also quite revealing in that it really highlights just how much most school employees care about kids.  It is truly an honor and a privilege to be allowed to interact with so many fine people from schools around the nation and abroad.  It is a truly inspiring experience and I feel truly blessed.




About Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn serves as the Executive Director of Safe Havens International, a non-profit school safety center. The author of 27 books on school safety, Michael’s campus safety work has taken him to 11 countries over the past 34 years.