Survey Says: Gap on Perception of School Safety With Michele Gay
Founder at Safe and Sound Schools
Michele is a mother, former teacher, and co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools. After losing her daughter, Josephine Grace on December 14, 2012, she chose to take action as an advocate for improved school security and safety in our nation’s schools. Michele’s background as a teacher and involved parent, along with her personal loss and post tragedy perspective, have left her uniquely positioned to help school communities prevent tragedy, and better prepare and respond in the event of an emergency in their own schools. Michele travels to school communities around the country speaking about school safety and empowering others to improve safety in their own schools. She develops educational materials and curricula to educate and empower all school safety stakeholders as advocates for safer schools. Michele holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Towson University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College. She taught at the elementary level in Maryland and Virginia public schools before staying home to raise her three daughters and advocate for the special needs of her youngest daughter, Josephine. Michele is dedicated to honoring Josephine in her work to make schools in our country more safe and secure.