Dee Beaugez, Founder of the Safe to Learn Project
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Dolores E. Beaugez
Founder of the Safe to Learn Project"
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Why is this project so important right now to every school in the world?
Every day we send our children and grandchildren to school, assuming they are safe to learn; yet, the frequency and severity of school violence, bullying, human-caused incidents and natural disasters affecting school children are escalating. It is time that every one of us work to together so every child attending school is truly provided the opportunity to be safe to learn.
How many people are participating in the Safe to Learn Community Project?
More than 250 people have volunteered since 2011 to help with the Safe to Learn Pilot Project, including the 10 members of the Safe to Learn Advisory Council, This powerful group of professionals guided and assisted in the development of the Safe to Learn Project’s cutting-edge tools, as well as producing books about leadership, safety, and lessons learned from past crises. These valuable lessons came from each author’s personal experiences as leaders in schools during and after major human-caused terrorism, human-caused incidents, natural disasters and also active shooter incidents.
Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (LCISD) in Rosenberg, Texas was selected as the school district to participate in the Safe to Learn Pilot Test starting in 2013. Principal Irma Nurre's has served as the Team Leader for Safe to Learn Community Pilot Project at Lamar CISD since Fall 2013. Principal Nurre believes without safety, learning is more difficult to achieve, "We have to educate students about choices and how these choices will impact their lives and their future."
Does Safe to Learn Inspire Leadership?
Safe to Learn supports school safety programs by provide information that inspires leadership. This includes designing information easily shared with principals and teachers, who then can include the solutions in monthly school projects, as well as provide historical and educational facts to stimulate discussions in classrooms, as well as supporting academic requirements.