School Safety Conference 2019

April 17, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Monty's Elegant Banquets
703 S. York Rd.
Bensenville, IL 60106
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FREE One-Day Event

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monty’s Elegant Banquets, 703 S. York Rd. Bensenville, IL 60106


Who Should Attend?

District and School Administrators, Police & Fire Departments, Transportation Directors, Safety & Emergency Managers

Heighten your safety awareness by attending a gathering of experts in school safety and crisis prevention. Learn how to enhance the safety and security of your school. Director Tate-Nadeau from Illinois Emergency Management Agency will deliver opening remarks. This vital information will be practical and easy to apply and there will be time for questions.

Register by April 9th at

  • FREE Continental Breakfast & Lunch
  • Exceptional Vendors Onsite
  • CPDU/CEUs Paperwork Will Be Provided Onsite


Speakers Include

  • Mia Ray Langheim, School Intelligence Officer, Illinois State Police, Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center
  • Paul Timm, PSP, Vice President, Facility Engineering Associates P.C. Hot Topics in School Security
  • Michele Gay Executive Director of Safe and Sound Schools Beyond Tragedy: Response and Recovery in a School Crisis
  • Theresa Campbell, President, Safer Schools Together Understand the Role of Social Media in School Safety
  • Rick Robertson, Lieutenant Special Operation Group, Aurora Police Department School Bus Security
  • Bruce Talbot, Retired Police Sergeant, Police Drug Training Specialist Trends in Adolescent Drug Abuse
  • NBC Reporter, NBC Chicago Live Interview of a School Emergency Incident with Illinois State Police Public Information Officer Sergeant Jackie Cepeda & Communication Director Luisa Berardi, District 89


Lunchtime Panel Speakers

Randy Braverman, Senior Consultant, Facility Engineering Associates

Paul Timm, PSP, Vice President, Facility Engineering Associates

Ron Ellis, School Security Specialist

LaDon Reynolds, Chief of Police, Oak Park Police Department   

William Evans, Retired Lieutenant Cook County Sheriff's Police and Security Specialist

Deputy Kip Heinle, School Resource Officer, Triad High School and Public Relations Director for ILSROA

Dr. Sandy Ellis, Faculty, Texas A & M University, National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center, TEEX

Christopher Tennyson, Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools, Lee, Ogle and Whiteside Counties

Ben Schwarm, Deputy Executive Director, Illinois Association of School Boards

David Young, FBI Chicago, Liaison between the Behavioral Analysis Unit and local law enforcement

Maryam Brotine, Assistant General Counsel Illinois Association of School Boards

Eric Arnold, Program Manager, Illinois School & Campus Safety

Jeff Aranowski, Executive Director, Safe and Healthy Climate, Illinois State Board of Education

Sgt. Michael Kindhart, Safety Education Unit Manager, Illinois State Police

Michael Simek, Superintendent, Community High School District 115 and Lake Forest Elementary School District 67  

James Tews, Student, Junior, Marmion Academy

Toni Reynolds, Student, Senior, St. Ignatius College Prep

Chris Kennedy, Commander, Gang Investigation Division, Chicago Police Department

Dr. David Negron, Superintendent, School District 89 (Maywood, Melrose Park, and Broadview)


Hosted by the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Facility Engineering Associates P.C., Lake Forest Elementary School District 67, Township High School District 211, Illinois School Resource Officers Association, School District 89 (Maywood, Melrose Park and Broadview), Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools and Proviso Area for Exceptional Children.


Contact Randy Braverman for more information at or 224-578-0484.