Craig Rector joined the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in 1993 and served as Coordinator of Grants and Resources. He and his staff oversaw multiple Federal and State programs. In August of 2020, he retired from the Department after twenty-seven years of service. He also served as the Department’s liaison to CES.
He returned to the Department in the fall of 2021 to assist in COVID related relief projects.
Prior to coming to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education he was a teacher in Clinton, Missouri.
In the Spring of 2022, he joined MSBA/CES to assist CES staff with planning and implementation of Regional Continuing Education Training for School Safety Academy Specialists.
Education Safety Consultant, Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) Center for Education Safety (CES)
Craig Rector: Sessions
Transforming School Safety “Coordinators” into School Safety “Specialists:” Missouri’s School Safety Academy Program
Missouri law requires each school district to name a “School Safety Coordinator,” but the law is silent on training and certification of these critical district employees. Recognizing this gap, Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Center for Education Safety acquired grant money and created a School Safety Academy. More than 200 education staff, administrators, school resource officers and facilities directors have been trained in the last two years. This session outlines the path from idea to execution of the Academy program.
- Presenters: Deb Hendricks & Craig Rector