Summer Training Opportunities

Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me or the teachers, counselors and administrators I know, you are ready to jump in and increase your knowledge to help you continue to do great things in your school….along with enjoying a bit of well-deserved time off, of course.

There are so many areas of your job to attend to, and I know that school safety isn’t typically at the top of most educators’ lists. So, I will make this easy for you.

Easy and Inexpensive Training

The easiest way I know of to learn something new is to do so from the comfort of your own home. I want to recommend a couple of training courses you can take online in a very short amount of time.

First, if you haven’t already taken the free course,  Increase Your School’s Safety in 5 Easy Steps, grab a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea, and take this course! It’s free, and you can get it right here. In less than 15 minutes, you will know how to make your school significantly safer.

Second, for a more extended school safety training that is recommended for all school staff members and subs, spend around 90 minutes on this course – Everyday School Safety. This is the online version of the training I’ve delivered many times in person to schools across the country. I’ve lowered the price significantly to make it accessible to educators. You can get that course right here.

While you’re thinking of school safety, why not download some of the handouts on warning signs of violence and suicide, along with other school safety topics. Nearly all are offered for free, and you can get them at The School Safety Store.

If your summer work includes updating your school’s safety plan, this Template Pack will make your life much easier. It includes over 25 documents and templates for school safety planning and response!

It’s also not too late to schedule a Threat Assessment Training for your team this summer. I have a few dates still open, so give me a call or complete the online contact form if this is something you’d like to do.

As always, I want to thank all of the educators out there for the outstanding work you do.

Have an amazing summer!

Don’t be left behind…

School Safety Course

The SafeAware© Everyday School Safety course is taking off!

A few early birds have already completed the course.

I’m betting you have a few questions so I’ll do my best to provide answers.

How long will I have to complete the course?

You will have 1 full year from the date of enrollment to complete or revisit the course. However, you can easily complete it in under 2 hours.

For whom is this course appropriate?

This course is appropriate for everyone who works in your school – teachers, custodians, paraprofessionals, substitutes, food service staff, front office and clerical staff, coaches, student services staff and administrators.

What if I’m unhappy with the course?

If the course does not live up to your expectations or help you create a safer school, simply contact me within 14 days for a full refund.

“Wow, this was a quality course! It would be great if our entire school staff could complete this.” – Sharon J., School Social Worker, Pennsylvania

How do I enroll my entire staff in this course?

When you visit the enrollment page, you will see 4 options: the individual plan and 3 group plans of varying sizes. Simply register for the plan that fits your needs. If it’s a group plan, you will receive vouchers for each person in your organization to access the course with their unique individual codes.

How will I make sure all of my staff members have completed the course?

Each person will need to register for the course using his or her individual email address. I will monitor progress and keep you informed about completion rates. Each person registered will have access to the course for 1 full year, but if you provide a completion date of your choosing, I will issue reminders to keep your staff members on track.

“I wasn’t sure what I expected to learn or discover but was excited about the opportunity to gain some safety tips and wasn’t disappointed. The course was informative, very refreshingly easy to navigate and overall a top quality presentation. I was impressed with the quality of information, not too technical, not understated.  Just the facts!  I like that. The quality of the speaker’s voice, speech pattern, language and mannerisms encouraged my participation. The size font of the reading material was easy on the eyes and made for great visual pointers for those of us with the photographic memory. Oh, and I loved the handouts.” – Michelle T., Community Member, New Mexico

If you’re ready to bring this training to your school, simply click on your preferred plan below to enroll now. Early-bird savings will expire on August 25, so don’t delay.


Small Group (25-50)

Medium Group (51-100)

Large Group (101+)

Additional courses will be added soon. If you’d like to get early-bird notification and pricing when new courses are launched, simply enter your email address here.

What If….

What if..

What if you could access quality school safety training without having to be away from your core responsibilities for an entire day, or even for a few hours, returning to a heavy load of email and crises that occurred in your absence?

What if you could access quality school safety training for all of your staff members (bus drivers, food service staff, substitutes, paraprofessionals, teachers, custodians) without having to pull them away from their responsibilities, ask them to work extra hours, or pay overtime wages?

What if you didn’t have to pay a trainer to fly across the country, stay in a hotel, rent a car, and present for an hour or two to train your staff?

What if you could access school safety training content and printable materials as often as you wish for a full year?

What if making your school safer were as simple as investing an hour at your convenience to access the very same training content provided to school districts across the country?

Would this convenient, valuable service be appealing to you?

I’m excited to offer you the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to significantly improve your school’s safety by covering all of the aspects that will allow you to sleep better at night.

Using one of the worlds’ most secure and user-friendly portals, you can now train your entire staff on your schedule. Thanks to the latest technology, I can do this at a fraction of the cost of in-person training. This digital technology allows me to pass on tremendous savings to you.

The online course, Everyday School Safety, will be open for registration soon, and you’ll be among the first to receive complete registration details. If you’d like to know more before then, you can contact me here.