/ meet our speakers
C. ED MASSEY
President of School Safety Operations
Stemming The Tide Of School Violence
Executive Director, International Centre for Threat Assessment
President, Safer Schools Together
Lawyer and partner, Blankenship Massey and Associates
Jeff is the President of School Safety Operations Inc. www.schoolsafetyops.com He is a consultant trainer in all areas related to school safety, and a published author of reference books addressing safety and violence in schools. He is retired Director of Public Safety for a large K-12 public school district in Southern California. Prior to entering the education safety industry, Jeff retired at the rank of sergeant, with 25 years of service in the Reno, NV. Police Department. Jeff’s presentation will address a practical approach to what we can do to collaborate between education, law enforcement, mental health, and other community partners to Bridge The Gaps in safety in our schools. Planning and training, especially in areas related to Active Assailant and Infrastructure Target Hardening, will be focuses of this presentation.
Theresa is the Executive Director at the International Centre for Threat Assessment and is the President of Safer Schools Together www.saferschoolstogether.com. She produced five award-winning gang prevention documentaries, is a certified trainer and consultant with the Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment & Trauma Response, and serves as a safety representative on municipal, provincial and federal committees in Canada. Theresa conceptualized, developed and implemented numerous standards for student and staff safety including the first web-based anonymous reporting tool for students. In 2008, she was awarded the prestigious Frederic Milton Thrasher Award.
Ed Massey is a native of Northern Kentucky. He lives in Boone County with his wife of 29 years and their three daughters. He is a practicing partner in the law firm of Blankenship Massey and Associates and a graduate of the 2004 Class of Leadership Kentucky. Ed has been a member of the Boone County Board of Education for over 20 years. During that time, he has served as President of the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA).
Education is his passion. Ed is tireless advocate for public education. Every student should be given the opportunity upon graduation from High School to be college, career and life ready. His life’s work has been about the betterment of the educational system and increasing opportunities for all children.
DR. JOE ERARDI
Detective and School Resource Officer
in Norfolk, MA
and Founder of the L.E.A.P. Program
VICE PRESIDENT, Safer Schools Together
The Data Was There, They Said…
RETIRED SUPERINTENDENT FROM
Building, Repairing and Sustaining Police/Youth Relationships
Using CLUES to Support Behavioral and Mental Health
Michelle Palladini is a Detective and School Resource Officer in Norfolk, MA and Founder of the L.E.A.P. Program. She is widely respected for her policing expertise and innovation, and commitment to the care and protection of children, and even more loved for her unrelenting positivism, and dedication to community. Her personal and professional stories of inspiration cultivate a re-dedication to policing as a public service rooted in compassion and greater understanding.
A strong proponent of community policing and building villages to instill, nurture and foster a strong, fundamental support for children, her zeal for bettering the lives of others took on an amazing life of its own. She was inspired to develop the L.E.A.P. (Leadership, Empowerment, Awareness, Protection) Program in 2013, which offers a solution-focused method for connecting the police with the schools and parents as a pathway to children's success in four areas: happiness, health, safety and resilience.
Immediate Aftermath Of A School And Community Crisis
Dr. Joe Erardi, recently retired superintendent from Newtown, CT., will share lessons learned from the December 2014 Newtown tragedy. This interactive session will include best proactive practices, the importance of high-level partnerships pertaining to safety, and the critical need to have safety information updated and understood by all within the district. Attendees will learn about a digital no-cost management plan of all safety information; will gain a sound understanding of proactive initiatives to maximize school safety; and will learn about response protocols during a crisis, optimal reunification protocols and strategies for managing the district post-emergency.
Sam is the Vice President for Safer Schools Together. How social media data can be utilized for school safety is the premise for this presentation. The vast majority of recent school violence attacks have had precursors leaked online in the form of social media posts. Knowing where, how and when to look for this critical information is the challenge school safety professionals and law enforcement face. The latest trends in social media use and misuse, digital behavioral violence/risk assessment, and open source information gathering techniques will be covered in this presentation.
Washington, D.C. based Supervisory
State Certified Science Teacher at an alternative high school for at-risk students
Prosecutor, Legal Advisor to Police, Cybercrimes investigator.
Opioids in 2018 Past-Present-Future
Federal Agent John Callery will discuss the current opioid crisis, how it began, what is being done about it, what we in education can do to help bring it to an end, and the outlook for our future. The effects of THC on the teen brain, realistic information about terrorist threats to schools, and school safety information regarding weapons in schools will also be part of this new and untactful presentation. This session will be beneficial to anyone in education or law enforcement, as these are current topics affecting all of us.
Taking Your Leadership Skills Into the Uncomfortable Zone
Rob is a State Certified Science Teacher at an alternative high school for at-risk students in Castle Rock Colorado, and has worked in public schools since 2004. Prior to entering the education field, Rob served 13 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a highly trained tactical law enforcement officer and trainer. He brings his unique blend of over 25 years of experience in law enforcement and education to his presentations. This motivational presentation will look at what individual contributions those of us in the education, law enforcement, and mental health communities can make towards the collaborative efforts in school safety.
In-depth Look into Cybercrimes