A Discussion About the
School Safety and Security Committee

Video Length | 27:46

Recorded | March 2023

Podcast Description

In this inaugural Learning Lab episode, host Celina Bley sits down with Paul Batchelder, Director of Life, Safety, and Emergency Preparedness in New Caney ISD, to discuss the key role the district's School Safety and Security Committee plays in safety and security planning, implementation, and assessment.

Expert Guest

Paul Batchelder

Paul Batchelder

Paul Batchelder is currently the Director of Life, Safety, and Emergency Preparedness at New Caney ISD. Paul has been with New Caney for 15 years where he started his career as a high school science teacher. Paul... completed FEMA/TDEM training to become a lead instructor for intermediate and advanced level incident command FEMA courses. Paul also serves as a mentor to safety and emergency management professionals who are new to the profession.

Learning Lab Host

Stephanie Peterson

Celina Bley, Ph.D.

Dr. Celina Bley is the Associate Director of Training and Education at the Texas School Safety Center, located at Texas State University. She started at the Center in February 2019 and brings with her 18 years of district administrator experience in the Central Texas... area. She began in the field as a Communications Director and worked her way up to Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations which included school safety for a 6A District. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Education in the field of Adult, Professional and Community Education from Texas State University. Dr. Bley received her Master of Arts in Adult and Developmental Education and her Bachelor of Arts in German.

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Podcast Produced By: Brian Clason, Program Manager of Curriculum & Instruction

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