Entries by Martha Gonzalez

The Sound Off Season 3: A Glimpse into the Heart of School Safety

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to skim the headlines and move on. But some stories and voices deserve to be heard in full. The true power of a community is unveiled when its leaders and members unite to share, reflect, and act. This season of “The Sound Off” delves into honest, heartfelt conversations with […]

From Tragedy to Advocacy: Redefining School Security After Sandy Hook

First things first, we’d like to congratulate our longtime friend and Safe and Sound speaker, Paul Timm, on the launch of  The Changing Face of School Security, an Allegion Podcast. In this podcast, Paul hosts leaders and change makers in the K-12 industry and highlights strategies and tools that can help schools navigate and address […]

Dr. Frank G. Straub Joins Safe and Sound Schools as Senior Director of Violence Prevention Research and Programs

Newly Appointed Senior Director of Violence Prevention Research and Programs Brings Decades of Unparalleled Experience   SANDY HOOK, Conn., March 7, 2023 – Safe and Sound Schools, a national non-profit school safety advocacy and resource center that provides research-based tools and support for crisis prevention, response, and recovery, today announced the appointment of Frank G. […]

From the Field: Ask an Expert With Safe and Sound Schools

Michele joins industry expert Thom Jones of Navigate 360 to take a look at how far we’ve come–and where we are headed–in school safety.  The following conversation has been adapted from a previous interview and revised for clarity and readability.  MG: Hello, Thom Jones. I’m excited to visit with you and catch up on all […]

Asked and Answered: Expert Insights on School Safety and Security

By: Michele Gay I recently had the opportunity to chat with Anthony Seiler of Johnson Controls, a leading security industry firm, and proud supporter of our mission at Safe and Sound Schools, to discuss the current and future landscapes of school safety and security. Seiler shares insights and expertise on security, a back-to-basics approach, and […]