Tad Roberts, native of Decatur, Tennessee, serves as the Supervisor of Safety and Student Services for the Meigs County School District. He began his career as a School Resource Officer and later developed the first criminal justice program for high school students in Meigs Co. Today he serves as a TN School Safety Specialist and Safety Mentor throughout the State of Tennessee. Mr. Roberts has extensive training and experience in the development of multi- hazard emergency operation plans, behavioral threat assessment, social work/school-based law enforcement, crisis management, and postvention recovery. Tad is a licensed POST Certified Law Enforcement Officer, as well as a NASW Licensed Social Worker. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Social Sciences at Tennessee Wesleyan University. He holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Tennessee, and is currently, pursuing his Doctorate of Social Work at The University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN.
Supervisor of Safety and Student Services, Meigs County School District
Tad Roberts: Sessions
9:45 am – 10:45 am | Leadership Panel
Rising to the Challenge: Creating a Peer-Driven, School Safety Support Program
In 2015, the Tennessee School Safety Center launched the TN School Safety Mentor Program in an effort to provide peer-driven, school safety training and technical assistance to schools. This session will provide a blueprint of how this program was developed, overcame roadblocks, and achieved sustainable success in supporting safe and supportive learning environments.