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2021 Regional School Safety Summit


Join us on Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21, 2021 for the

Regional School Safety Virtual Summit

Hosted by Region 4 ESC and Crime Stoppers of Houston



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(Keynote, Leadership Panel and Sessions will be recorded for viewing for up to 3 months)





The Regional School Safety Summit is an intensive, interactive virtual two-day conference.  Conference sessions will cover the four-key areas essential to comprehensive school safety:
  1. Health & Wellness
  2. Emergency Management and Operations
  3. Culture, Climate and Community, and
  4. Law, Policy and Finance.


What to Expect

  • Experience hands-on learning about school safety best practices from regional experts.
  • Engage in deep-dive breakout sessions, workshops, leadership round tables, and inspirational keynotes.
  • Connect with other educators, administrators, safety professionals, mental and behavioral health practitioners, school-based law enforcement, and community leaders.
  • Add to your school safety toolbox to better meet your school community’s school safety needs.


Who Should Attend

Educators, Administrators, Safety Professionals, Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals, School-Based Law Enforcement, and Community Members/Leaders.



Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adam Sáenz



Dr. Adam Sáenz earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from Texas A&M University as a United States Department of Education doctoral fellow. He completed his predoctoral clinical training under a fellowship appointment to Harvard Medical School, and he has a postdoctorate in clinical psychology from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Sáenz also earned a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling from Graduate Theological Foundation with a residency at Christ Church college of Oxford University.


Dr. Sáenz is the author of the best-selling book, The Power of a Teacher, and his next book, The EQ Intervention: Shaping a Self-Aware Generation Through Social and Emotional Learning is scheduled for release with Greenleaf Press in the spring of 2020.


He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Oakwood Collaborative, the counseling and assessment clinic he founded in 2003, and he consults with school systems internationally in the areas of emotional intelligence, self-care, and the dynamics of relationship-based learning. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Saenz serves as a high school track and field, coach.  He is a member of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology, and he is a lifetime member of the Texas Track and Field Coaches Association. 


Dr. Sáenz and his wife, Kim, have been married 24 years, and they have four children: Alisa, Mya, Isaiah, and Andrew.



Regional School Safety Summit Agenda

April 20, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Welcome Remarks and Keynote

9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions A
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions B

April 21, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Get to Know Your LMHA's

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

CoVID-19 Leadership Panel


Pam Wells, Ed.D. (Moderator)

Executive Director, Region 4


Alejandro Delgado
Deputy Chief of Staff, Texas Education Agency
Maria E. Rivera, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Nutrition & Chronic Disease Prevention 
Rodney Watson, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Spring ISD
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions C

12:15 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.


12:25 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Breakout Sessions D

Call for Presenters - Closed


Examples of Breakout Session Topics 
  • Hacking a School District: Three Compromises in Three Weeks
  • Creating a Positive Campus Culture through Safety and Security Best Practices
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Roadmap and Toolkit for Schools
  • School Safety Communication
  • Human Trafficking: A Guide for Educators and School Officials
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Creating a Safe and Respectful School Environment
  • Community Safety Education Act of Texas
  • An Educator's Guide to Social Media
  • A Guide to Title IX in Schools
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Improving School Climate & Safety through a MTSS framework
  • Trauma Informed Classroom Practices
  • PBIS in the Classroom
  • Threat Assessment and Standard Response Protocol Overview
  • Prevention Education: Leveraging Technology to Inform
  • Impacting District Climate through PBIS
  • Creating a KOlture of Belonging
  • Trauma in Children
  • Self-Care for Educator
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