Why Safe to Learn?
Page 2 - Interview with Dolores E. Beaugez, Founder of Safe to Learn
For example, Safe to Learn provided a copy of Ada Rosario Dolch’s Principles for Principals, Leading the Way to School Safety to the principals and assistant principals at Lamar Consolidated Independent School District in Texas. It did not take long before many of principals and assistant principals shared their reflections. They explained that her story and solutions changed their perspectives about school safety. That awakening made them even more aware of their leadership roles in school safety.”
Next, the Safe to Learn Team contacted subject matter experts willing to support this new safety movement with their stories and experiences. They each supported the idea of developing the Safe to Learn Leadership & Safety Series. The focus remained: share with staff and teachers so they can refine leadership skills as an enhancement to inspired learning. “The school comments proved how Ada Rosario Dolch’s story truly rekindled a deep commitment to leadership, service and school safety at each school."
Beaugez became confident of the timing to expand the Safe to Learn Project. “I started by increasing our staff and contributors. I requested all principals or assistant principals to participate in the next phase of the Pilot Project at Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. I asked my most trusted mentors to serve on the Safe to Learn Advisory Council. By October 2015, I gathered together authors who have written more than twenty books in order to finally introduce the Safe to Learn public web site.”
Safe to Learn is providing a limited-time offer for every school principal to receive absolute FREE an electronic copy of Principles for Principals – Leading the Way to School Safety. To further support the outreach process we have opened our online store of resources, featuring authors dedicated to school safety and the protection of our children. Their willingness to share personal lessons learned and provide open discussions around difficult decisions allows everyone to profit from their solutions. "Principles for Principals, Leading the Way to Safety" is a Gift to Principals from Ada Rosario Dolch.
Safe to Learn is also currently featuring three authors books from the Safe to Learn Leadership and Safety Series for sale in our store:
Lucien Canton’s Keeping It Real: Building Sustainable School Response Teams; Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon’s The Best Response to Violence in Your School is the Response which Never Has to Happen; and Rick Tobin’s series Ten Tips for Teachers for Safer Schools for Elementary (K-6) | Middle School & Junior High School | High School.
Our team is updated the original eBooks and added others for the Leadership and Safety Series in June 2016.
Safe to Learn also features authors that inspire learning and literacy by sharing their skills with colorful stories of history; travel adventures; discovery of the flavors of foods from around the world and also healthy cooking; as well as tales filled with imagination and inspiration. We will also be adding materials and forums designed to reawaken our commitment to lifelong learning.
Safe to Learn author Phillip Martin summarized the Safe to Learn Community Project by reminding us that nothing can be accomplished alone, “Everything we do can be summed up in one word. Let's. It isn't done alone. We need to work together. Let's share. Let's teach. Let's explore. Let's taste. Let's save. Let's recycle. Let's accept. Let’s be safe. Let's make this world a better place for everyone. Together, let's set an example.”
The Safe to Learn Project is not funded by grants, federal funding, or any government agency. Beaugez explained that the Safe to Learn project is currently funded by the sales of books and products offered exclusively in the Safe to Learn store. “Your support provides funding so our talented authors can also develop other leadership tools for teachers, administrators and students. Let’s work together so all children can always be safe to learn.
Interview with Dolores E. Beaugez, MA
Founder of the Safe to Learn Community Project, Washington State
Published by Visual Imagry, Inc. and Distributed as a Safe to Learn Community Project