Leah was born and raised in the Denver area and graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Special Ed. After being a stay at home mom for 10 years, Leah accepted a part-time position working at a middle school with special need students for Littleton Public Schools. After five years, Leah transferred and accepted a position at the District Administration office as receptionist for the Superintendent and LPS district staff. She recently took a position as District Wide School Security Officer for Littleton Public Schools. She is active shooter trained, CPR/Red Cross and ASIST Trained (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). She is also in the process of writing children’s books on school safety and another book with her daughter, “The Aftermath of a School Shooting and How a Family Heals.” Leah currently resides in Littleton CO with her two teen daughters 19 and 16 years old.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Thu, Nov 29, 2018 TBC
All Hazards Training Suggestions for K-6 StudentsOne of the most perplexing issues school safety professionals face is how to educate young children on emergency preparedness. Active Shooter, Weather Emergencies, Stranger Danger, Personal Safety and other issues are often difficult to talk about with children.
Learning Objectives and Participant OutcomesThe audience will learn strategies on how they educate K-6 students in a productive non frightening manner on emergency preparedness.
- Attendees will learn how seconds count in emergencies and that empowering students to act independently in important.
- Attendees will learn teaching strategies for emergency preparedness for students.
- Attendees will learn strategies that can be taught to students on how to respond to an active shooter.
- Attendees will learn how to educate children on emergency preparedness away from school.
- Attendees will learn about programs that can help schools with emergency preparedness.
- Attendee will be able to apply best practice learning experiences to his/her program.
- Attendee will have gained knowledge from educators who have responded to active shooter incidents and other major incidents.
- Attendee will have knowledge of nation wide programs that can help districts with emergency preparedness.
- Attendee will have knowledge on how to make training fun and knowledgeable for students.