8th National School Response Conference 2017

Las Vegas NV

Jan 18 - 19, 2017

Join us, together with the great array of speakers to the 8th Annual National School Response Conference 2017. The goal of this year's event is to bring the school resiliency plan against school violence, and the core of emergency response in the school setting. Describe new techniques and methods to address challenges in responding to school safety and emergencies. Honor the significant contributions of the country and local government leaders plus the volunteers. Get practical program ideas of the Best Practices from the 2016 experience. Be updated to the US Law on campus security and other initiatives relating to school safety & responding during crisis management.


What to Learn

  • Identify campus security and youth violence trends and issues
  • Identify contributors to school and youth violence in the community
  • Identify early warning signs and opportunities for improvement of campus safety and security
  • Identify effective best practices from other campuses, colleges, and universities
  • Distinguish roles and responsibilities necessary for an effective campus safety and security program.  Assess each campuses security needs
  • Recognize key success factors for a campus safety and security program
  • Bring local perspectives into a national context on campuses.  A website with session audio and PowerPoint slides from all presenters and guests, who approved the sharing of their materials, as well as final exhibitor information, is available online to all participants after the conference.  Take advantage of the key learning opportunities presented at the session long after its conclusion.

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Joe Bruzzese

CEO and Founder, Sprigeo

Bio: As CEO and Founder of Sprigeo Inc., Joe brings over 25 years of experience working in schools as a teacher and school site administrator to his current work which is focused on school safety. Sprigeo provides school safety evaluation services and Tip-Line Reporting systems to over 2,500 schools across 27 states and most recently was awarded the contract to provide Tip-Line services for all 1500+ schools in the state of Oregon. Creating safe schools begins at the front door and includes everyone in your school community

Mark Fennell

Risk Control School Specialist, Church Mutual Insurance Company

Bio: Mark Fennell is a Risk Control School Specialist for Church Mutual Insurance Company. His current duties include providing Risk Control Services to Schools. He worked as a Risk Manager for K-12 school districts (with student populations of 15,000 – 29,500) and Community colleges (with student FTE populations of 11,000 and 34,000) for the previous 20 years - specializing in Emergency Preparedness for Schools. Prior to his career as a Risk Manager in Schools, he was in Claims/Claims Management for 11 years. Mark holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), majoring in Economics and Psychology. He has earned the professional designations of Certified Property and Casualty Underwriter (C.P.C.U.) and Associate In Claims (AIC). Mark has completed numerous FEMA and OES trainings, conducted numerous training sessions for School Administrators and Staff, served as Incident Commander for School Districts, and has been a Speaker on Emergency Preparedness for Schools at several National Conferences.

Micah Stoll

Law Enforcement Training Officer, Ohio Attorney General's Office

Bio: Possesses a diverse background and trainings in the field as well as years of law enforcement experience. Works with a wide range of clients, colleagues and community partners to conduct Vulnerability Assessments and develop Emergency Operations Plans. Consistently serves as a subject matter expert for subject control, firearms, and terrorism. He works at the Ohio Attorney General's Office as a Law Enforcement Training Officer. Teaches classes covering active shooters, IEDs/bombs, terrorism, rescue task force training and whole community preparation. Conduct classes on Active Shooter for Educators that has been taught to schools ranging from kindergarten to colleges and universities.

Robby Ball

Director of Safety and Security and Emergency Management, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, Bedford, TX

Bio: Robby Ball • National advisory committee member for National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) for Interscholastic Athletics and After School Activities Safety and Security • Presenter, After School Hours Emergencies: Who is in Charge?, Texas School Administrator (TSAS) Safety Conference 2016 • Coordinator, Educational Support Services, Director of Safety and Security and Emergency Management, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, Bedford, TX • 11 Years in Education • 15 Years in Coaching • 6 years as teacher/coach • 3 years as secondary administrator, in charge of campus safety and drills • 2 years in current position

Shawn Heimlich

Member - Board Of Directors; Director Of Family Life Ministries, Daily Needs Assistance Community Center

Bio: Shawn Heimlich began his career in education in 1996 as a middle school Intervention Specialist in Upper Arlington, Ohio. In this capacity he provided intensive academic instruction and behavior and social emotional skills supports for students with various moderate to intensive disabilities. He left the classroom in 2010 to begin his career in education administration, taking the Director of Special Education position at Graham Local Schools in St. Paris, Ohio. In this rural school district, Shawn supervised the District’s preschool program and school-age special education services for grades K-12. In addition, he worked with various community and county agencies providing wrap-around services for students and families. In 2012, Shawn accepted the position of Director of Special Services at Jonathan Alder Local Schools in Plain City, Ohio. Following an expansion of his role, Shawn was named Director of Student Services in 2016 and currently administers the District’s preschool programs, school-age special education services, 504 programs, gifted education program, instruction and services for English Language Learners, and the District’s mental health services and supports for students, staff, families and community members. In addition to his role in the school district, Shawn also serves as a Board of Directors member and Director of Family Life Ministries at the Daily Needs Assistance Community Center, a not-for-profit community outreach center providing ministry and wrap-around services to individuals and families living in poverty. Shawn earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Ohio State University, and is currently taking graduate courses to earn a degree in Educational Leadership. He lives in Plain City, Ohio, with his wife, Julia, his daughter Mackenzie (high school senior) and son Gavin (8th grader).

Theresa Campbell

President, Safer Schools Together

Bio: THERESA CAMPBELL, M.A. - President, Safer Schools Together Theresa Campbell is an internationally recognized thinker on the future of Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocols and Managing Traumatic aftermath. She is the founder of Safer Schools Together (SST), a consultancy that delivers strategies and protocols to address violence and trauma response in education and corporate organizations. Safer Schools Together designed and implemented Canada’s first Province wide Bullying Prevention and Violence Threat Risk Assessment Strategy “ERASE” (Expect Respect and Safe Education.) Theresa was recently awarded the 2016 Premier’s Award (Promoting Innovation and Excellence) for her work on the ERASE Bullying Strategy - Partnering with the Community to Make Our Schools Safer for All Children. Theresa is a trusted resource to numerous school districts, corporations and public safety agencies that utilize her expertise to address issues that occur on social media requiring evaluation and investigation. Theresa has been featured in numerous radio and TV broadcasts, articles as an authority on the topics of Internet safety, assessing violence potential, trauma response, social media and mobile application based technology. Theresa is currently the Subject Matter Expert for the Government of British Columbia in the areas of Violence Prevention and Trauma Response. She has consulted on many critical and traumatic events throughout North America that have affected school communities. Recently, SST developed and implemented “Training for Justice System Personnel on Cyber-bullying” for the Department of Justice Canada. Theresa is the executive producer of five award-winning prevention documentaries; she is a certified trainer and consultant with the Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment & Trauma Response and Executive Director of the International Centre for Threat Assessment. Theresa Campbell is an enthusiastic and innovative speaker. With over 25 years of experience with educators, law enforcement and corporate organizations, Theresa brings a wealth of experience and a passion to a sometimes challenging subject.

Tony Newsom

Sex Offender Apprehension Program / Community Outreach Officer, Dallas Police Department

Bio: Tony is a 2002 graduate of the University of North Texas where he received a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Arts and Sciences in the fields of Sociology, Kinesiology and Criminal Justice. Prior to graduating from the University of North Texas he received an athletic scholarship to Stephen F. Austin State University. Tony later went on to play professional football with the Houston Oilers in the National Football League and in the World League of American Football which later became known as NFL Europe. Tony has been a member of the Dallas Police Department for twenty years. In 1996 and 2015, Tony was awarded the Meritorious Conduct Award as well as the Johnny Sides 1997 Rookie of The Year First Runner-Up Award for his services to the community. He also received the Shining Star Award twice during his tenure as a member of the department. In March of 2015, Tony was recognized as Officer of the Year by a community service organization known as Sons of The American Revolution. He is currently assigned to Dallas Police Department’s Sex Apprehension Program (SOAP), which enforces and maintains compliance of all sex offenders living within the City of Dallas. Tony has extensive experience responding to a variety of cases including sexual assaults of children, indecency offenses, child pornography, and internet crimes against children. During his tenure with SOAP he has attended numerous advanced training classes, and is a Certified Police Instructor. He has conducted over 1400 training and outreach presentations to middle school students, high school students and universities. He has also presented to parents and school administrators and their faculty. His presentations include the following: • Sex Offender Awareness • Sexting • Internet Safety Tips • Online Predators • Cyber Bullying • Internet Gaming • The Dangers of Social Media Tony currently serves as a Community Outreach Officer for the Dallas Police Department and is responsible for the development of the department’s Sex Offender Awareness and Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) presentations and training blocks. In addition to all of his other duties, he is the Sex Offender Awareness Liaison between the Dallas Police Department, the Dallas Independent School District, and Dallas Police Department’s Youth Outreach Unit.

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