Expertise DescriptionWith over 25 years experience in Transportation and School Safety, I have an expertise in school safety topics, interrogation of adults and children, bomb threat response, drug recognition, school emergency management training, bullying prevention, and performing risk assessments for tornados, earthquakes, floods, and hazardous materials for schools. I have prior experience providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a transportation safety expert witness.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Serving as an expert witness for the plaintiffs in the area of school safety and school transportation; serving as an expert witness for the Plaintiffs in the areas of school administration and school athletics.
My consulting experience includes serving as a consultant for an IRS approved international nonprofit safety center, which provides training, technical assistance, other consulting services to schools, religious organizations and other organizations. I have also served as a part-time school safety consultant and expert witness consultant.
My professional experience includes more than 25 continuous years of working in the field of education, where I have served as a teacher, a school administrator, a coach, an athletic director, a transportation director, and a school safety director.
I have been a school administrator for 17 years. I am well-versed in state accountability measures.
I have been a Director if Transportation for a school corporation for the past six years. One of my responsibilities was to ensure that drivers met the DOT medical and physical fitness standards for driving school buses. I do not have expertise in commercial transportation, although the standards are the same. I am adept at conducting research on school administration and school safety matters.
|M.S.||School Administration||Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis – Indianapolis||IN|
|B.S.||Junior High/Middle School Education||Indiana University – Bloomington||IN|
Advanced certification as a school safety specialist in the State of Indiana
Awards & Affiliation
Indiana Association School Principals (IASP) State Assistant Principal of the Year
IASP District 10 Assistant Principal of the Year
Certificate of Achievement – National Gang Crime Research Center
Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County Golden Apple Award
US Army Meritorious Service Medal
Indiana Association School Principals (IASP)