About the conference

Moving Forward in School Safety

As we move into the next phases of the COVID-19 Pandemic Response in schools, we must remember there is no “New Normal”when it comes to safe school culture and climate. There is only Normal and Abnormal, and it the responsibility of those charged with school safety to ensure our efforts to provide a safe environment in schools do not lessen due to the pandemic. Man made and natural hazards effecting school safety did not go away during the pandemic related school closures, and they will still pose threats as schools re-open.

The 2021 International School Safety Symposium is titled “Shaping The Future Of School Safety” for a reason. The COVID-19 Pandemic created an environment of fear in schools the likes we have not seen in modern history.

Pandemic response activities such as social distancing, wearing masks, distance learning, and limiting group activities are necessary for health reasons, but they can create unintended consequences that negatively impact safe school culture and climate. Depression, addiction, and teen suicide will increase due to the isolation caused by school closures and the general fear of closeness within the student peer groups. These factors must be included in school Continuity of Operations planning in order to observe at risk student behavior during a return to normalcy that will assuredly take years.

Those involved in education safety must be aware of the warning signs for this type of at risk behavior in order to do early intervention. And we cannot forget about infrastructure target hardening and school emergency response training as we re-open schools, because the Active Assailant threat to schools did not go away.

All presentations at the 2021 International School Safety institute symposium will address post-COVID issues related to safe school culture and climate. This includes school safety response planning and training, effective leadership during crisis response, and proactive programs to address at-risk behavior and threat assessment. Attendees to the symposium will take away valuable information they can begin to immediately implement and use in their schools to assist in the return to normalcy in school safety.

Anyone involved in school safety will benefit from information presented at the 2021 International School Safety Institute symposium. This includes educators, administrators, risk managers, counselors, mental health professionals, and law enforcement working in school safety. Only education can create change, and it is up to those of us involved in school safety to ensure we educate ourselves in how to return our schools to normal while avoiding abnormal.

Join us at the 2021 International School Safety Institute symposium in Reno, NV. November 15-16, 2021 so we can begin the positive changes to safe school culture and climate together. The COVID-19 Pandemic will not defeat our efforts in school safety, unless we allow it to...

Quick facts

We are meeting November 14th (Nevada Track Workshop) and November 15th and 16th for the 2-day Conference. Our beautiful site is at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada.

To Reserve Your Hotel Room, please use  Passkey to book your lodging.

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Looking for Sponsorship Opportunities? 
Superintendents, principals, persons involved in school safety and mental health related issues, risk managers, and law enforcement personnel who deal with school or juvenile related issues are just some of the people this conference will bring together.

For sponsorships and exhibitor booths, please contact Jeff Kaye by phone at (775) 233-8317 or email: jeff@schoolsafetyops.com.

 

About our presenters

The heart of our conference lies with our speakers. We're very proud to have these speakers joining us this week. Click the button to take you to our Itinerary Page for times and locations.

Jeff Kaye

Name:
Jeff Kaye
Title:
School Emergency Management During The Pandemic and Beyond
Area of Specialty:
Pandemic, Continuity, and Emergency Response Planning and Training in Schools
Bio:
Jeff Kaye is a co-founder of the International School Safety Institute, and the President...

John

Name:
John Callery
Title:
Special Agent In Charge San Diego Field Division Drug Enforcement Administration
Area of Specialty:
Alarming Changes In Drugs In Your Schools
Bio:
John Callery is the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the DEA San Diego, California District Office where...

Theresa Campbell

Name:
Theresa Campbell
Title:

CEO, Safer Schools Together
Area of Specialty:
Digital Threat Assessment and Remote Learning in Education
Bio:
Theresa Campbell is the President and CEO of Safer Schools Together, an organization focused on promoting a climate and culture...

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Name:
Jay Martin
Title:
DFi, Director of Curriculum and Training & Retired Deputy Sheriff

Area of Specialty:
Building Healthy Social, Emotional & Digital Lives Through the Development of Proactive Educational Awareness Resources & Curriculum for Youth, Parents, Schools, & Communities
Bio: 
Jay Martin retired from the Douglas County Sheriff’s where he was D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year in 2009 . . .

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Name:
Dan  Wold
Title:
Interim Superintendent in Corbett, Oregon; Former Superintendent of Schools in Eureka County, Nevada

Area of Specialty:
Leading During a Crisis and Beyond. How can we, as leaders,  stay calm, heathy, and focused on our priorities through an extended "crisis," and help our staffs do the same?
Bio: 
Dan served in the field of education for 43 years. Currently, he is in his second year as Interim Superintendent in Corbett, Oregon. . . .

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Name:
Carley Posey
Title:
National Speaker, Advocate for School Safety, Mission Director for the "I Love U Guys" Foundation
Area of Specialty:
From Sandy Hook to COVID: Lessons Learned in Crisis
Bio:
Carly Posey is a national speaker and advocate for school safety. Two of her four children were inside Sandy Hook Elementary School . . .

 

Will Gordillo

Name:
Will Gordillo
Title:
Senior Associate, Public Consulting Group
Area of Specialty:
Best Practices for Conducting Threat Assessments with Students with Disabilities: Avoiding Risks, Complaints and Legal Pitfalls

Bio:

As a senior associate, Will provides thought leadership and consulting services to support special education initiatives and behavioral threat assessment policies, practices, and solutions to project implementations nation-wide.
Tim Ware

Name:
Tim Ware
Title:
School Safety and Security Coordinator for San Diego County Office of Education
Area of Specialty:
A Virus of Another Kind
Bio:
Tim Ware is the School Safety and Security Coordinator for The San Diego County Office of Education. He is currently...

 

 

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The Nevada Track Workshop

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