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 School Safety Conference 2022


Maryland Ce​nter for School Safety Summer Conference

​Live - and In-Person: July 12 - 13, 2022



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Registration for the Conference is now full.

Our goal this year is to help attendees promote and exhibit "A Collaborative Approach" to school safety. 

Presenters will share content, experiences, and best practices while providing actionable and practical takeaways that attendees can bring back to their communities, schools, and school systems.

More details about session topics and speakers will be released over the coming weeks. To learn more as information becomes available visit our official conference page. ​If you would like to suggest topics or nominate speakers​, we also encourage your input. ​If you would like to submit a proposal, please complete the call for speaker application. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Hott, Conference Committee Chair, at james.hott1@maryland.gov.

Location:​

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Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Blvd
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090​ 
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FAQ

Who should attend?

Education Administrators, Teachers, School Psych​ologists/Guidance Counselors, School Resource Officers (SROs), Law Enforcement, Local/State Emergency Managers, Fusion Center Analysts, Crisis Intervention Units, Counselors & Mental Health Specialists, School Social Workers, School Safety Professionals, and other school safety stakeholders.

Where is the conference?

The conference will take place at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights (BWI Business District), Maryland.

When is the conference?

The conference will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily on Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13.

Is there a fee to attend?

There is no cost to attend our conference.

Will lunch be provided?

No, however; there is a buffet, the Chesapeake Dining Room, located on-site where those planning to attend the conference can pre-purchase tickets. Conference attendees can also choose from the many restaurants located nearby. 

How do I pre-purchase lunch tickets?​

Lunch tickets are $20.00 per day. To pre-purchase tickets, please complete this Credit Card Authorization form and email it with your request to Crystal Moulden at cmoulden@mccbwi.org by Thursday, June 30, 2022. MCSS will be provided a daily list of those that have pre-purchased lunch, along with the corresponding lunch cards, that will be available at the registration desk for pickup. 

Will hotel rooms be provided?

Unfortunately, MCSS is only able to provide hotel rooms to conference presenters; yet, attendees can book their own room(s) at the Maritime Conference Center or elsewhere nearby. Those interested in staying at the Maritime Conference Center may call 410-859-5700, press option #7, and inform the representative of their plans to attend the 2022 MCSS School Safety Conference and desire to book a room on-site.​

Will Continuing Education Credits be offered to those attending the conference?

No. MCSS will not be offering continuing education credits to attendees this year; however, there will be other events offered throughout the year where CEUS may be available. Please keep an eye out for these announcements. 

Is there a capacity limit for the conference? 

Yes, the conference is limited to 350 people and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once registration has reached its limit, all additional requests will be wait-listed and contacted should a slot open up. 

Is there a deadline to register for the conference? 

Yes, conference registration will close on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in order for our staff to make the necessary preparations to ensure you have a great experience. ​



 
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PRESENTERS AND SESSIONS​​​​

Lynn Riemer - New Trends in Substance Abuse - What youth are into today! - Keynote

 


Lynn Riemer has a BS in Chemistry and Biology, and is an internationally recognized 
speaker, trainer and advocate on issues relating to substance abuse. Lynn is president of ACT on Drugs, Inc., a non-profit organization with a mission to educate parents, teens, and professionals about addictive and psychoactive substances, both legal and illegal, which are available in their community. With her in depth chemistry knowledge of drugs, having served with DEA and on the North Metro Drug Task Force, and her engaging style she brings a real, personal, and vivid face to the issues presented by illicit drug use.   Over the past 20 years, Lynn has spoken regularly with students, school staff, parents, communities, companies, and governmental agencies about drug awareness, recognition, and prevention.​​​

Dr. Richard Warren Jr - What's Free? The Cost of Creating a Safe School Climate and Culture - Breakout Session

 


Dr. Richard Warren Jr, is the 2019 Maryland State Teacher of the Year, an internationally awarded educator, dynamic professor, and a highly soug​ht-after educational speaker and consultant. He spent nearly a decade teaching STEM and is passionate about creating equitable, diverse, and growth-oriented spaces for students and educators. 
As the eighth grade science teacher at Crisfield High School and Academy, Dr. Warren led the school’s first-ever S.T.E.M program. An award-winning program he designed to meet the challenges of the global society through innovation, collaboration, and creative problem solving. His students were selected as state finalists out of 3,000 applicants in the national S.T.E.M competition hosted by Samsung. Richard has been recognized statewide as a top educator by the Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland General Assembly with honors in both the House of Delegates and State Senate. Richard earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and was inducted into the UMES Hall of Excellence, the highest honor of achievement offered by his University. As a professor, his research, practice, and consulting has garnered the attention of hundreds of educational agencies who are implementing mentoring, induction, and professional learning experiences for educators. Richard leads the Department of Education at UMES as the Hazel Professor of Education, a role where he actively recruits and prepares students to become the next generation of teachers. He is the founder and director of the UMES Men of Color in Education program, an innovative program designed to educate K-12 men of color to become teachers and provide support for them along their high school, college and career continuum. Dr. Warren frequently travels around the world as a featured and keynote speaker. He has delivered multiple keynotes, one of note being at the 2018 Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) Convention reaching over 19,000 views. His work with students, teachers, and educational agencies has become well known and continue​s to evolve.





Dawn Luedtke - Legislative Highlights for the 2022-2023 School Year - Breakout Session

 

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Dawn Luedtke graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996, and from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2000, where she served on the Maryland Law Review, Moot Court Board, and as a member of the Mock Trial Team.  She served as the first law clerk to the Hon. Lynne A. Battaglia, Maryland Court of Appeals.  After twelve years in private litigation practice, Dawn joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2013, where she serves as Counsel to the Maryland Center for School Safety, Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center, Active Assailant Interdisciplinary Work Group, and Food Systems Resiliency Council, and works on hate crimes and hate bias community outreach initiatives and law enforcement training. 

Benjamin S. Fernandez, MS. Ed - Comprehensive Crisis Preparedness: Addressing Special Needs Students - Breakout Session

 


Benjamin S. Fernandez, MS. Ed
, completed his graduate studies in School Psychology at Bucknell University and has worked as a school psychologist in Pennsylvania and Virginia with 25 years of experience as a practitioner. Currently, he serves as a lead school psychologist for a school system in Northern Virginia providing leadership to school psychologists and a broad array of psychological and school-based mental health services including assessment, consultation, prevention and intervention. Mr. Fernandez also manages the coordination of crisis teams and the implementation of crisis intervention services. In addition to these duties, he is a PREPaRE WS1 and WS2 master trainer and is responsible for training school psychologists, school psychologist interns, school social workers, and school counselors for his division. Additionally, he has contributed to presentations, articles, books, and webinars related to youth suicide, PREPaRE, and school safety and crisis intervention. Mr. Fernandez conducts workshops on PREPaRE and trainings on school safety and crisis response on the local, state, and national levels. He has testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Federal Commission on School Safety, and was a member of Governor of Virginia’s Children’s Cabinet on Student Safety. In 2010, he was named School Psychologist of the Year by the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists and in 2012, he was named School Psychologist of the Year by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). In 2015 and 2018, Mr. Fernandez received the NASP Presidential Award. He also is a member and currently is the professional development lead for NASP’s School Safety and Crisis Response Committee. 

Anna Mueller - Improving Suicide Prevention in Schools and Communities & The Social Roots of Adolescent Suicide

 


Anna S. Mueller, PhD, is the Luther Dana Waterman Associate Professor in the
Department of Sociology at Indiana University. She is the Principal Investigator of the Social Worlds & Youth Well-being Study which is a project that aims to identify new, effective, and sustainable strategies to prevent suicide in collaboration with schools and their communities. In 2020, she was recognized as one of Science News's Top 10 Early Career Scientists to Watch and with the Edwin S. Shneidman Early Career Award for her contributions to understanding youth suicide and suicide clusters. Her research has received numerous awards for its contribution to knowledge, from the American Sociological Association, the American Pediatrics Association, the Society for Science & the Public, among others. She is passionate about helping schools, families, and communities find better ways to prevent suicide and to heal after suicide losses.

Jason Stoddard - Building partnerships with public safety to enhance school safety and reduce gang activity

 



Jason Stoddard is the Director of School Safety and Security for the Charles County Public Schools (MD). He is responsible for sustaining a safe learning and work environment for over 27,000 students and nearly 4,000 staff members. Since coming to the public schools in April of 2018, he has created the Office of School Safety and Security, been awarded millions of dollars in grant money, implemented major evolutions such as revolving backgrounds for all employees, options-based active shooter response, the “I love u guys" Foundation Standard Response Protocols, a state of art radio communication system, first its kind intelligence unit, and drone program. Before joining the public schools, he retired as a Lieutenant with the Charles County Sheriff's Office in Southern Maryland.​

Pamela Gockley - Deconstructing the Culture of Bullying: Balancing Emotional, Mental, and Behavioral Health

 



In 1996, Pamela S. Gockley co-founded a media technology company. She serves as CEO and Director of Media Technology.

After the Parkland School shooting, she could not stand by any longer. So in 2018, she started a non-profit called The Camel Project. Its mission is to end the violence that often begins and ends with the aggressive learned behavior of Bullying. 

She is a national speaker, has authored four books, and has been an entrepreneur for 30 years. She is a leading researcher of Reputation Intelligence and is a certified practitioner of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Counseling and certified in Bullying Prevention by the U.S. Department of Health CDC.

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Smita Varia - Choose Respect: Bringing Dating Violence Prevention Education to Your Schools

 



Smita Varia has over 25 years of experience working on intimate partner violence and sexual assault prevention. She is the Program Manager for the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. In this capacity, she manages initiatives to make sure victims and offenders are getting the services they need and conducts trainings and workshops around the county to spread awareness about domestic and dating violence. Before that, she was the Training and Outreach Specialist at the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She has also worked in the suicide prevention and reproductive and sexual health fields – always exploring the intersectionality between these issues and intimate partner violence and sexual assault. She has run workshops, campaigns and presented at local, state and national gatherings. Smita has her BA in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Masters in Women's Studies from the George Washington University 


Neal Lichter - Critical Missing Persons: Wandering/Elopement Behaviors and Strategies for Searching for Students with Developmental Disabilities

 



Neal Lichter joined Pathfinders for Autism in October of 2013 after 9 years as the owner/operator of Accessible Rental Vans, a wheelchair accessible van rental company. Neal is responsible for the daily intake of questions and concerns from parents, caregivers, educators, professionals and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As a trainer, Neal has provided an Understanding of ASD training since 2014. Audiences include students from K-college, educators, police and first responders, medical personnel, and many others across the state of Maryland. Neal is a certified police instruction through the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. He is also responsible for helping to plan many of the workshops that Pathfinders for Autism collaborates on around Maryland. Neal is married, with two sons, one of which has Autism. 


Nikardi Jallah - Measuring Maryland High School Students’ Experiences Breakouts -

 

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Nikardi Jallah is an Epidemiologist for the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) who is passionate about breaking down barriers to better health through a public health lens. She received her bachelor's degree from The University of Virginia and her MPH from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. She currently works at the Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control (CTPC) at MDH. She monitors tobacco surveillance activities, coordinates the Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey/Youth Tobacco Survey (YRBS/YTS), and performs statistical data analysis for CTPC. She can be reached at Nikardi.Jallah@maryland.gov.  

Jeneen Stewart and Dana Falls - Frederick County Public Schools - Restorative Practices: A Student Services Journey with a Child-Centered Approach

 



Jeneen served as Principal of Ballenger Creek Middle School for three years after teaching, coaching and mentoring youth in Montgomery County, MD. She is currently serving as the Achievement Specialist for School Culture in the Department of Student Services where she uses restorative leadership to support students, staff and parents across the district. Jeneen has been in education for over 22 years and holds a Master’s and Bachelor's degree from Howard University in Biology. She is focused on ensuring equity and excellence for all youth and providing opportunities for developing global minded, well rounded citizens. 


Scott Blundell, Lt. Jason Deater, and Sgt. Kevin Britt - School Threat: A Summary of the Collaborative Investigation of a Threat to Ballenger Creek Middle School

 



Mr. Scott Blundell is currently the Supervisor for Security & Emergency Management, at Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick, Maryland. Scott began his career at FCPS in July of 2016 after 23 years at the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. During his time as a law enforcement officer, Scott spent time in the Patrol Division as a deputy and first line supervisor, as an SRO supervisor assigned to several schools and supervising other SROs, and a majority of Scott’s law enforcement career was spent as a police dog handler and trainer for the FCSO. He received multiple awards and recognitions from organizations such as the United States Police Canine Association, National Association of School Resource Officers, and other private and public entities. In 2018, Scott was recognized as the School Safety/Security Director of the year by the Maryland Center for School Safety. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from American Public University and an Associate of Arts Degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice. Scott’s experiences in the fields of law enforcement, school security, emergency management, and incident management spans three decades, and the experience continues to grow with the incidents at FCPS. The school system consists of 72 school buildings in an urban/suburban county, with approximately 44,000 students and 7,000 staff members. On a daily basis the Security & Emergency Management Team at FCPS fields calls related to student injuries, building infrastructure troubles, community problems, and a myriad of other emergencies that affect school operations. The team of employees in the SEMD office work together with a proactive approach to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from emergencies that impact our students, staff members, and school communities.​

Ryan Myers - Event Management Plan for After School Activities

 



Ryan Myers is concluding his fourteenth year in education as a teacher, coach, and athletic director in public education.  He started his career in teaching at South Hagerstown High School as a member of the Social Studies department where he also was an assistant coach for the girls' soccer and softball programs.  Ryan went on to become the head coach of the boys' soccer program and after his eighth year of teaching, was named the Athletic Director at South Hagerstown.  Ryan has finished his sixth year of athletic administration, having served on the MPSSAA Sportsmanship taskforce for three years, and served on the MSADA Executive Council for six years as well. ​

Chris Hauge - We're Back! School Safety in Post Covid World

 




Chris Hauge

Chris has led facility improvement efforts in Dorchester County Public Schools for 25 years.  Recruited to public education to lead the DCPS facility improvement efforts and serve the community, Chris is a civil engineer by training.  Accomplishments include multiple, complex, occupied school replacements/renovations, and systemic and athletic venue renovations/replacements districtwide. 

He attributes his success to the diverse teams that were built to deliver common goals through shared visions of mutual success.  Recent accomplishments include partnering with private industry in the design, construction and implementation of a physical security platform that integrates security cameras, weapons detection systems and access control to a single platform for our building administrators.  DCPS is in the last phases of building this system out districtwide. 

Current professional interests include:

·       The current Mental Health pandemic,
·       Security improvements that directly support All teachers and students,
·       Creating or reclaiming high confidence educational environments,
·       Educational adequacy for ALL learners,
·       Technology implementation as force multipliers for educators and first responders and
·       Employee/student retention,

Not just a technician, Chris's passion is to address the needs for ALL 21st Century Learners to build community for success.  The impact on human performance is the essence of his work.  Chris has been a supporter and leader for years at the Robbins Family YMCA of Dorchester and is board member for Habitat for Humanity Choptank serving Dorchester and Talbot Counties' family housing crisis.

Chris's two children are graduates of Dorchester County Public Schools. 


Claire Cabral, Henry Meiser - What's Trending in School and Student Behavior

 


Claire Cabral is a sophomore at Hereford High School. She is a Student Facilitator on the Maryland Center for School Safety's Student Focus Group and a School Safety Liaison on the Maryland Association of Student Council's Executive Board. Claire also currently serves as the Vice President of the Baltimore County Student Councils and the Programs Director for Empolitics. Claire is excited to continue to advocate for school safety and is thrilled to be presenting.

 

Henry Meiser is a high school junior, attending St. Mary's Ryken High School. He has also obtained a certificate in leadership and management from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Outside of his studies, Mr. Meiser currently serves as the Facilitator of the Maryland Center for School Safety (MCSS) Student Focus Group. In his role, he has developed and grown one of the first state input groups on matters regarding school safety and student awareness. He has also gained experience presenting on topics including school safety, hate bias, and trends in students and schools. 


Lindsay Burton, Aimee Manjarres, David Johnston - School Safety and You: Tools to Address emerging Threats in the K-12

 



Mrs. Lindsay Burton serves as Acting Deputy Associate Director for School Safety at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She previously served as Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Campaigns and Academic Engagement and served as Program Manager for the Campus Resilience Program. Her work focuses largely on school safety and building resiliency against the growing threats and challenges confronting our nation's schools.

Aimee Manjarres serves as a communications program specialist for the School Safety Task Force at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. In this role, Ms. Manjarres oversees various communications and outreach efforts to key stakeholder groups and the management of the SchoolSafety.gov website. Her work focuses on equipping the academic community with tools and resources to create safe and supportive learning environments.

Mr. David Johnston serves as a Protective Security Advisor with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency assigned to the State of Maryland under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He serves as a security and resiliency liaison between federal, state, local and industry partners, ensuring the protection of America's critical infrastructure across the region. As a leader with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security since the organization's inception in 2002, Mr. Johnston has been involved in aviation, maritime, law enforcement and security & contingency operations worldwide.
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Laura Clary - Domestic Violence and the Impact on Children Who Witness It

 


Laura Clary is a Registered Nurse, Forensic Nurse Examiner and Clinical Program Manager of the GBMC SAFE/DV Program. She ​has been a nurse for over 14 years, and has extensive experience in experience in emergency, trauma, pediatrics, and forensics. Mrs. Clary is certified to care for patients across the lifespan that have been victims of sexual assault, child physical and sexual abuse, intimate partner violence and human trafficking. Mrs. Clary holds National professional certification as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-A) from the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

 

In addition to her work with patients, community education is very important to her. Mrs. Clary lectures at high schools, colleges, and other organizations throughout Baltimore County on healthy relationships, boundaries, internet safety and the services offered at GBMC. She is a Board of Nursing approved Forensic Nurse Examiner Instructor in the State of Maryland and has taught and precepted registered nurses and physicians from all over the country. She is an active member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and the Maryland Child Abuse Medical Providers (CHAMP), GBMC Child Protection Program, and is Chair of the Baltimore County Sexual Assault Response team. In 2016, she was recognized in Baltimore Magazine as one of Baltimore's Top Nurses in the field of Women's Health. In 2017, she was nationally recognized for her work and was awarded the title of “America's Most Amazing Nurse" by Prevention Magazine and The Doctors television show, and additionally awarded Baltimore County's Woman of the Year in 2018. In 2021, Mrs. Clary was again recognized in Baltimore Magazine as one of Baltimore Top Nurses in the field of Pediatrics, for her work with child sex abuse victims.


Jennifer Redding, Amie Myrick - Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE) 101 Training

 




Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C has been working in the fields of mental health and addiction for 25+ years. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia and her Master of Social Work Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

Ms. Redding joined the University of Maryland-Upper Chesapeake Health team in June of 2020 as the Director of Behavioral Health-Outpatient Services and became the Executive Director of Behavioral Health, shortly after. She is responsible for providing administrative, financial, and clinical oversight for all of Upper Chesapeake Health's behavioral health services. This includes the Klein Family Harford Crisis Center, Outpatient/Intensive Outpatient Programs, Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit, and Consultative and Collaborative Care programs.   Jennifer is an ACE Interface Master Presenter and a Certified HOPE Facilitator and has provided numerous trainings on topics including trauma-informed care, ethical decision-making in social work practice, mental health and substance use diagnoses. Jennifer also created Harford Counseling in 2009, a private practice in Bel Air, Maryland to fill the gap of providing quality, trauma-informed care to those impacted by trauma, substance use, and/or mental health issues.

Jennifer is passionate about creating a safe place for individuals and families to heal, strengthen their resilience, and re-establish a sense of hope, regardless of their life situation.

Amie Myrick is a Maryland licensed clinical professional counselor who specializes in working with traumatized populations. She currently works as a Senior Program Analyst at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). She oversees multiple national projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including reducing and preventing substance use, overdose, impact and occurrence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and increasing capacities for local health departments/first responders. Ms. Myrick is an ACE Master Presenter in Maryland and a national HOPE facilitator. She has trained community members and professionals on trauma-related topics throughout the state. Amie has presented at local, national, and international conferences for over 15 years on topics related to trauma and advocacy.

Ms. Myrick served for 10 years as the Director of Education and Training at a non-profit called Springboard Community Services. During her time there, she collaborated closely with the Harford County Child Advocacy Center as a therapist, supervisor, clinical coordinator, and member of the multidisciplinary team. In addition to her clinical and training work, Ms. Myrick is a research and training consultant for groups interested in comprehensive treatment for populations affected by trauma. She is the co-author, author, and co-editor of theoretical and empirical peer-reviewed journal articles and several books, largely focused on working with traumatized and populations in need.

 


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