Josh Wickham was recently appointed to serve as the next Director of School Safety for the Tennessee Department of Education. Previous to this, he served in the Tennessee Department of Education as the Director of Student Transportation and as an Emergency Services Coordinator. Prior to joining Education, Josh worked for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for eleven years and served as their Planning Branch Administrator. Josh believes that students need to feel safe to thrive and is honored to contribute to this very important mission every day. Josh lives in Nashville with his wife Jessica, his 6-year-old son Owen, and his 3 year-old daughter Eliza Faye.
Director of School Safety, Tennessee Department of Education
Wednesday, November 2 | 12:15 am – 1:45 am | Lunch General Session
School Safety In And Around the Midwestern U.S.
Join this panel of school safety leaders from within and around the Midwestern U.S. to discuss pressing challenges and opportunities unique to our region, our states, and our local school communities. Gather and share ideas with colleagues from across the region, neighboring states and districts; and gain perspective and connection with peers in this dynamic leadership discussion and Q and A session.
- Amy Roderick (MO), Stephen Balko (IN), Josh Wickham from TN, John Calvert (KS), Gary Shelton (OK), Michele Gay (moderator)
This Midwest School Safety Summit is brought by Safe and Sound Schools in partnership with Missouri School Boards’ Association Center for Education Safety.