Texas School Safety Summit

January 10th & 11th, 2020

A summit for educators to come together and learn from the journey that others have undergone in the wake of school tragedies.








Safety starts with us.

Join with fellow educators, community members, and school safety specialists as we come together and learn from the journey that others have undergone in the wake of school tragedies.

Our two-day conference is dedicated to improving the lives of all of our students by creating safe schools and communities.

Keynote Speakers

Hear from the former principal of Columbine High School, Frank DeAngelis along with Michele Gay and Alisha Parker, co-founders of Safe and Sound Schools and mothers of the victims of Sandy Hook.


Breakout Sessions

Sessions on all aspects of safety, from handling trauma, to physically setting up your classrooms and campuses.



Strategies and Resources

We’ll provide you with best practice strategies and the resources you need to make sure your school and students are safe.


Keynote Speakers

Frank DeAngelis

Frank DeAngelis

Former principal of Columbine High School

Frank DeAngelis, retired principal of Columbine High School, served as an educator for the Jeffco School District in Littleton Colorado, since 1979, starting as a Social Studies teacher and filling the roles of Head Baseball Coach, Assistant Football Coach, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal, before becoming the Principal in 1996. Frank is a Colorado native, completing his K-12 education in Denver-area schools, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Education from Metropolitan State College and a Masters Degree in Secondary Education and Social Studies from the University of Colorado.

Michele Gay

Michele Gay

Co-Founder Safe and Sound Schools

Mother, educator, and co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools, Michele Gay chose to take action after losing her daughter Josephine Grace on December 14, 2012. Since that time, Michele has channeled her work as an advocate, improving safety and security in schools and communities across our country.

Alisha Parker

Alisha Parker

Co-founder Safe and Sound Schools

Alissa is the mother of Emilie Parker, one of the 20 children who died tragically in the Sandy Hook School Shootings on December 14, 2012. In the wake of the tragedy, Alissa was moved to engage parents in securing the safety of their children’s school by becoming an active member of the Newtown Public Schools’ Safety Committee. 

Conference Schedule

We’ll have breakout sessions, round table discussions, and keynote speeches from community members, specialists, and advocates for school safety. Check back for the complete schedule.


Recognizing and Reporting Suspicious Activity Indicators

Learn the signs of suspicious activity and how to report each incidient appropriately.


Texas Emergency Weather Preparation

Learn how to respond to emergency weather events and ensure that all your students and staff are safe and secure.



Roundtable Discussion

Join us for a round table discussion on trauma, crisis preparation, counseling after a crisis, bullying, and more.