With almost a month to go until conference time, our registration numbers are up significantly from the past couple of years. Our room block at Salishan has been sold out for some time. It appears that the Best Western Plus Landmark Inn is sold out as well. There are other hotels in Lincoln City, so if you don't have a room yet keep looking. If you have any questions or concerns, drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
And don't forget... NASRO is offering their Basic SRO Course in Independence August 14-18.
INTRODUCING OUR 2023 OSROA SCHOOL SAFETY CONFERENCE KEYNOTE PRESENTERS
Dr. Lina Alathari
United States Secret Service
Dr. Alathari is the Chief of the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) where she oversees the center’s targeted violence behavioral research program. The findings from these projects have identified behaviors, motives, and triggers of individuals who engage in various forms of targeted violence to include school violence, workplace violence, terrorism, attacks against government officials and facilities, and mass attacks in public spaces. Dr. Alathari also oversees NTAC’s training and consultation programs. She has testified before congress, frequently presents on threat assessment, and provides guidance to government agencies, K-12 schools, universities, and corporations on threat cases and establishing threat assessment programs. Dr. Alathari was the recipient of the 2022 DHS Secretary's Award for Innovation, 2019 DHS Secretary’s Meritorious Service Award, 2019 Secret Service Director’s Team Impact Award, and the 2015 DHS Law Enforcement Information Sharing (LEIS) Visionary Award. Dr. Alathari earned a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuropsychology from The George Washington University.
Officer Jermaine Galloway, known as the “Tall Cop”, is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter, five time national award winner, international award winner and resource for those involved with prevention, education, treatment and enforcement. Officer Galloway began his law enforcement career in 1997 and has more than 24 years experience in alcohol and drug education, enforcement and prevention. As a full time trainer, the “Tall Cop” currently dedicates thousands of hours to community scans, research and substance abuse identification in various communities across the country. While in law enforcement, Officer Galloway was a member of the DUI task force, a CSI, community policing unit and a field-training officer. The Tall Cop calls the great state of Texas, home, as he travels and trains nationally and internationally. For more information about Jermaine, check out his website.
Dr. Melissa Reeves
Dr. Melissa Reeves, Ph.D., NCSP, LPC is a nationally certified school psychologist, licensed special education teacher, licensed professional counselor, and former district coordinator of social/emotional/behavioral services. She is past president of the National Association of School Psychologists, most recently was an Associate Professor at Winthrop University, and previously worked for the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado. Dr. Reeves has over 20 years’ experience working in public schools and a private school, in addition to providing mental health services in day and residential treatment settings. Dr. Reeves is a co-author of the PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Intervention curriculum and travels both nationally and internationally training professionals in crisis prevention and intervention, threat and suicide assessment, trauma and PTSD, and cognitive-behavioral interventions. She is a senior consultant with Sigma Threat Management Associates, an ONTIC Company, and also a senior advisor for Safe and Sound Schools, an organization founded by two parents who lost their children in the Sandy Hook tragedy. She has authored multiple books and publications focusing on school safety, trauma, and threat assessment.
OSROA is comprised of dedicated professionals committed to providing service, training, and support to our school communities by fostering safe, secure, and healthy learning environments for our youth.
2023 SCHOOL SAFETY CONFERENCE SPONSORS
Verkada is the leader in cloud-based enterprise building security. By building high-end hardware on an intuitive, cloud-based software platform, modern enterprises are able to run safer, smarter buildings across all of their locations. More than 5,000 organizations, including 28 Fortune 500 companies, use Verkada to protect people and assets, secure facilities, and gain new insights that improve the efficiency of their operations. Verkada’s vision is to be the operating system that runs every building in the world. www.verkada.com
Verkada is a 2023 PLATINUM level sponsor
REECE Complete Security Solutions partners with clients as trusted security advisors, providing extensive industry knowledge and expertise. They offer a proven system called the REECE Security Trio: Access Control, Video Surveillance, and Intrusion Detection. REECE maintains strong relationships with the world's leading security manufacturers to deliver world-class technology solutions. REECE serves clients across Oregon and Southwest Washington. rcss.us
REECE is a 2023 GOLD level sponsor
PACE was formed in 2006 by the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) and the Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO). These organizations work together to keep Oregon students safe, reduce risks and conserve member resources. No one can match the expertise and decades of experience that OSBA and SDAO bring to property-casualty coverage for local public entities, and their property and liability risk pool of school entities in the state - the largest in Oregon, with more than 200 education organizations. pace.osba.org
PACE is a 2023 GOLD level sponsor.
Oregonians Credit Union is a team of individuals who live and work in the same communities as you do, and they exist to serve you. They're not a bank. They are a member-owned not-for-profit financial co-op. Every dollar invested by members is reinvested in members in the form of lower loan rates, higher deposit rates, low fees, and great service. oregonianscu.com
Oregonians Credit Union is a 2023 Bronze level sponsor.
TC Chevy is a locally-owned dealership in Ashland. The full-service dealership, which has been operating since 1985, offers a no-pressure hassle-free shopping experience, selling both new and pre-owned vehicles, and they are one of the leading Chevrolet dealers in Southern Oregon. OSROA is excited to welcome TC Chevy as a partner and we appreciate their commitment to safer schools and safer kids! www.tcchevy.com
TC Chevy is a 2023 BRONZE level sponsor
OSROA is proud of our continuing partnership with the National Association of School Resource Officers. As a chartered state organization under the NASRO banner, we share their vision of safer schools and safer kids and believe we can accomplish that with law enforcement officers who are carefully selected, specifically trained and properly equipped for the SRO position. NASRO is supporting our conference with a generous grant. www.nasro.org
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