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School Safety Leader: Marie Waldrop

Posted by on August 16, 2010

A school principal is often referred to as the “captain” of his or her ship.  When a principal is new, sometimes you hear it said, “There is a new sheriff in town.”  But rarely do you find the principal (new or a veteran administrator) actually is also really a deputy sheriff. Unless, of course, Marie Waldrop […]

The NY City Terror Plot Connection to School Security

Posted by on May 8, 2010

There is a direct connection between the New York City Times Square terror bomb plot and the security of your child’s school.  I talked about schools as terror targets in my April 28th post entitled, “Is Your Child’s School a Soft Target for Terrorism?,”  Ironically, that post was published just a few days before the New York City […]

Are You Prepared For The Perfect Storm?

Posted by on March 16, 2010

A “perfect storm” is an expression that, “…describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically,” according to Wikipedia’s definition.  Perfect Storms Strike Us Personally We all have personal “perfect storms” from time to time.  I’ve had a couple in the past few weeks.  Just last week, my office Internet […]

Emergency Management Agencies: Hidden Treasures for School Preparedness – Part 2

Posted by on March 12, 2010

Part 1 of my interview with Joe Wainscott, Executive Director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), addressed school preparedness and emergency management agency relationships.  Today, the conversation continues with a look at potential school transportation needs during a community disaster. We also discuss partnering benefits including pre-planning and pre-training activities. During tough financial times, a good […]