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2019 Regional School Safety Summit



June 10-11, 2019
The Regional School Safety Summit is an intensive and interactive two-day conference.  Conference sessions will cover the four-key areas essential to comprehensive school safety:
  1. Health & Wellness


    Regional School Safety Summit Agenda


    Agenda Day 1

    8:00 a.m.–8:40 a.m.


    8:40 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Welcome Message
    9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Keynote
    10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Break
    10:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.  Breakout Sessions
    11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch/Agency Demos/Exhibitors
    12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions 
    2:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Break
    2:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m.  Breakout Sessions
    Agenda Day 2

    8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

    Scan In/Breakfast 

    9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Leadership Panel
    10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Break
    10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
    12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch/Exhibitors
    1:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

    Download the APP!



    This year’s Regional School Safety Summit 2019 will be accessible on our conference app. To access the agenda, speaker info, etc. please follow these directions to download:
    1. From your phone or iPad go to the app store and search for “EventsXD” and download.
    2. Open the app and search (click the little magnifying glass, top right of screen on blue banner) for “Regional School Safety Summit” and click the green Find button.
    3. Locate the correct one in the list titled “Regional School Safety Summit 2019” and select.
    4. When the notification windows pops up, click “ALLOW.” This allows us to push info out to you regarding changes in presentations, lunch, prizes, etc. If you accidentally push Don’t Allow, you can fix it by clicking “Settings” on the app screen at the bottom (2 gears) and sliding the button to allow push notifications.
    5. Utilize the app to create your agenda which is available to you from the main screen at the bottom middle called “My Agenda.”
    6. Please complete the short survey in the app for the sessions you attend.
  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



The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Andy Keller, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. Dr. Keller is a psychologist with more than 20 years of experience in behavioral health policy and is a recognized leader in health and human services integration, behavioral health financing, and implementation of empirically supported practices for adults and children. Dr. Keller was also a founding partner of TriWest Group, a national behavioral health systems consulting firm focused on human service evaluation, community collaboration and management. His work has centered on helping local systems implement evidence-based and innovative care, as well as helping local and state governments develop the regulatory and financial framework to support them. Prior to forming TriWest, Andy worked in Colorado at the health plan level with a leading Medicaid HMO and at the provider level with the Mental Health Center of Denver. He has directed and led a range of community-based programs, including assertive community treatment teams, adult and child outpatient clinics, school-based and early childhood programs, and specialty programs for older adults and Latino communities.


Breakout Session Topics

  • Hacking a School District: Three Compromises in Three Weeks
  • Emerging Topics in Nursing
  • 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 Educators
  • And MORE...


Leadership Panel


When Crisis Strikes: Lessons Learned
An esteemed panel of education leaders will share powerful insights and wisdom in handling crises and challenging situations. 
Panelists include:
  • Dr. Leigh Wall, Superintendent, Santa Fe ISD
  • J.R. Webster, Executive Director of Student Services, Sheldon ISD
  • Victor White, Superintendent, Deer Park ISD
The panel will be moderated by Dr. Pam Wells, Executive Director, Region 4 ESC.



Special Community Event


Learn How Local Agencies Can Support Your Schools

Join us during lunch on June 10th to visit with first responder agencies and community partners including: Houston Police Department Mounted Patrol, Harris County Constable Precinct 1 K9 Unit, Harris County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, and Klein ISD Police Department.




7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, Texas 77092-2096 | 713.462.7708