Safe and Sound Schools To Host the Inaugural National Summit on School Safety

Historic event will bring together the nation’s renowned school
safety experts, thought leaders, and school-based crisis survivors to
Houston, March 29-30, 2019

NEWTOWN, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#safeandsoundschoolslt;/agt;–Safe
and Sound Schools
, a national school safety non-profit founded by
Sandy Hook parents, today announced it will host the National Summit on
School Safety on March 29-30, 2019. The event, co-hosted by Region
4 Education Service Center
, will take place at the Region 4 ESC
McKinney Conference Center in Houston, Texas.

The National Summit on School Safety is the premier gathering of the
foremost authorities on school safety. The intensive, interactive
two-day conference will cover the key areas essential to comprehensive
school safety with inspirational keynotes, leadership round tables,
workshops, and hands-on learning activities.

“This first-ever event truly spans all areas of school safety to provide
the most comprehensive coverage of safety issues our schools face today:
mental and behavioral health; school climate and community; health and
wellness; operations and emergency management; physical environment; and
school law, policy, and finance,” said Michele Gay, co-founder and
executive director at Safe and Sound Schools. “By bringing together the
nation’s experts in each of these disciplines, the National Summit on
School Safety offers actionable takeaways, tools, and resources school
communities can start implementing immediately.”

at the 2019 National Summit on School Safety include:

  • Michele
    Gay & Alissa Parker
    , Sandy Hook Mothers and Co-Founders of
    Safe and Sound Schools
  • Dr. CJ Huff, education advocate and retired superintendent of
    Joplin Schools
  • Frank DeAngelis, Retired Principal of Columbine High School
  • Patrick Ireland, Columbine Survivor
  • Lisa Hamp, Survivor of the Virginia Tech Shooting and School
    Safety Advocate
  • Dr. Lina Alathari, Chief of the U.S. Secret Service National
    Threat Assessment Center

“We are witnessing a renewed focus on school safety efforts and more
demand for the programs and resources we provide,” said Gay. “This
Summit is an extension of Safe and Sound School’s mission to educate and
empower all stakeholders, and ultimately, ensure the safest learning
environment for our youth.”

For more information about the Summit, sponsorship opportunities, or to
register, visit the website.

Summit Partners

Crime Stoppers of Houston (Premier Partner), Allegion, Amulet Ballistic
Barriers, Axis Communications, The Hackett Center for Mental Health, H&H
Medical Corporation, Johnson Controls, NaviGate Prepared, PBK, Raptor
Technologies, Scholar Chip, and Status Solutions.

About Safe and Sound Schools

Michele Gay and Alissa Parker founded Safe and Sound Schools in 2013,
following the tragic deaths of their children at Sandy Hook Elementary
School. Safe and Sound Schools works with school communities and mental
health, law enforcement, and safety professionals to create and ensure
the safest possible learning environment for all youth. The non-profit
organization delivers crisis-prevention, response, and recovery
programs, tools, and resources, backed by national experts, to educate
all members of the school community, from students and parents, to
teachers and administrators, to law enforcement and local leaders.
Winner of the 2015 New England Business Association Innovation Award for
nonprofits, Safe and Sound Schools continues to answer the growing needs
of school communities with custom programs, assessments, and training,
reaching schools in every state in the country. For more information,


Azia Celestino
Safe and Sound Schools

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