Proactive School Safety: Leveraging the Summer Months

June 11, 2024
Theresa Sullivan

 

In today’s episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, join host Dr. Amy Grosso as she sits down with Dr. Allison Willemin, Executive Director of School Safety, Operational Technology, and Student Services at Oxford Community Schools, Michigan.  Together, they delve into the crucial topic of school safety during the summer months, focusing on practical strategies for preparing for the new school year. 

KEY POINTS: 

  • The importance of aligning priorities with district goals while focusing on manageable small steps 
  • The need for collaboration across different departments, as well as city and county agencies 
  • Continuous training and engagement with staff allow for school safety to be part of the school climate 
  • Go-to places for school safety resources. Where to start, websites, organizations, and associations 

 Dr. Allison Willemin earned her Doctor of Education in Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation from Concordia University. She also holds a Master of School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Oakland University.  Dr. Willemin has dedicated her career to children’s education and remains a lifelong learner. Her extensive experience spans various roles within school districts in North Carolina and Texas, and she currently serves as the Executive Director of School Safety, Operational Technology, and Student Services at Oxford Community Schools in Michigan. She holds numerous certifications across multiple educational disciplines. 

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