I've worked in your shoes!
Lisa Huard, the lead consultant, began working in the field of school safety with the California State Department of Education and California State Attorney General's Office in 1989 as a member of the School / Law Enforcement Partnership CADRE.
Her career first and foremost has been as a classroom teacher. She knows the operations of a school and has experience in managing them from the district level. She understands how schools operate and the need for flexibility
Lisa has worked in school safety development first with Anaheim City School District and then with Lake Tahoe Unified School District as the Safe Schools Coordinator. Other districts include Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and Pleasant Valley School District
Developing plans as a team and implementing consistent strategies at the site and district level are elements for building safe schools. Schools and districts that students and staff feel good about, feel safe at, increase test scores and decrease expenditures.
District sizes have varied, but her philosophy on how to develop safe schools remains consistent and is a process that schools can follow in order to be effective.