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School Safety & Bullying of Students Expert Witness | Wisconsin

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This school safety experty worked twelve years as a Director of Student Services before exiting the profession to focus exclusively on researching school safety and high-stakes decision-making in conjunction with his doctoral dissertation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an expert in safety preparedness and response, he has presented on public television, in school districts and at school safety conferences. He has access to the top safety specialists in the industry and works collaboratively with this talented network to bring unparalleled services to clients. In 2016, he partnered with a Pulitzer Prize winning author and producer to write and direct a script involving an intruder in an elementary school setting. He has entered his 13th year as a core faculty member with a private Midwest University's Educational Leadership Department and instructs aspiring administrators on the nuances of pupil nondiscrimination and school safety. He currently works as a Speech-Language Pathologist / Therapy Department Chairperson a WI school for the blind and impaired and diligently promotes safe environments for children with visual impairments. In 2013, before a live audience on Wisconsin Public Television, he delivered an hour-long presentation on school shooters and school safety. He is in a contractual agreement with a publisher to write multiple safety-themed books. He is a critical incident debriefer for the a WI County Sheriff's Department.

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Location: WI
BS, Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin - Superior
MS, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
MSE, Educational Administration, University of Wisconsin - Superior
PhD, Philosophy, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Founder and CEO of a crisi preparation consulting company.

ASSESSMENT
Testing of existing safety measures, such as visitor procedures. Assist administrators with the use of prioritization matrices to develop an objective hierarchy of needs.

EXERCISES
Select from a variety of small or large tabletop exercises fully facilitated by the expert. Develop and work with building administration on authentic site-based simulations.
Navigating the interface between schools, law enforcement and responders to promote effective multi-agency training.
Train staff on school connectedness and bully education and prevention strategies including implementation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention school connectedness strategies across your building or school district.
Assist schools in designing building or district specific surveys that inform constructs and allow school staff to lock in on key need areas of their school's culture. Many marketed climate surveys are very broad, of poor design, and provide little to no information that is useful to school staff.

PRESENTATIONS
Specialized presentations of 40, 60, or 90 minutes for administrators, teachers, parents, students and the community.
Engaging and empowering keynote presentations at conferences, conventions and large-scale staff inservices.
School security, crisis preparedness, bullying prevention, connectedness, and research-based active shooter Expert witness for bullying and school safety litigation.

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