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NWESD School Safety Summit 2019


  • David Forsythe


A safe school environment is critical to student learning. The NWESD’s two-day School Safety Summit will provide impactful content related to violence prevention, reducing risk and fostering engagement on school campuses. With an impressive line-up of key-note speakers and breakout presenters, attendees will be able to pick and choose sessions to participate in such as Active Shooter and Disaster Preparedness tabletops, Reunification, Suicide Postvention, Restorative Justice, Compassion Fatigue and much more!

Keynote Speakers:

Day 1:  FBI Special Agent Andre Simons, speaking on “Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters”

Andre Simons is a Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group, Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), Quantico, Virginia, and supports National Security, Counterterrorism, and Threat Assessment investigations. SSA Simons specializes in threat assessment and targeted violence, including active shooters, campus attackers, workplace violence, and the analysis of threatening communications. He is a Certified Threat Manager™ through the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and assisted in developing the certification exam currently in use.

Day 2: Nicole Hockley, Founder and Communications Director of Sandy Hook Promise, will present “Preventing Tomorrow’s Shooting: The Sandy Hook Promise”

After the tragic death of her son Dylan, who was one of 20 first-graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Nicole dedicated herself to working for change so that other families might be spared the pain of losing a loved one to gun violence. That commitment led her to Sandy Hook Promise, where she directs the organization’s communications, outreach efforts and serves as a spokesperson. Nicole has become an important advocate and is focused on bringing people together in honest dialogue and searching for innovative solutions in the areas of mental wellness, school safety, community connectedness and gun safety.

Event Notes

Breakout sessions will include: Threat Assessment Tabletop; Active Shooter Tabletop; Reunification; Restorative Justice; Emergency Operations Planning; Disaster Preparedness; Signs of Suicide (SOS); Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Training; LGBTQ: Bullying on School Campuses; Coping With Grief in Schools; PREPaRE; Public Information Officer; Suicide Postvention; Compassion Fatigue; Social Media: How to Use Them During an Emergency; and so much more. 

Lunch is included in registration fee

Due to the government shutdown FBI Special Agent Andre Simons is unable to appear as our keynote speaker on Wednesday, January 16th. John Van Dreal, Director of Safety and Risk Management Services for the Salem-Keizer School District, has very generously made himself available to be keynote speaker that day. Many thanks to him!


1601 R Avenue Anacortes WA 98221


  • Wed, January 16 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Check-In: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Thu, January 17 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Check-In: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM


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Registration Ends
Friday Jan 11, 2019 11:59 PM

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Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: 84468
12.00 Clock Hours $36.00


Administration Behavioral Health and Prevention School Safety