Making Schools Safer presentation June 17
JOINT NEWS RELEASE
June 13, 2019
Libby Siebens, WVC community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)
Maria Agnew, WVC safety, security and emergency manager, 509-682-6659
Brian Burnett, Chelan County sheriff, 509-667-6851
There will be a presentation on “Making Schools Safer” by Alissa Parker, co-founder
of Safe & Sound Schools, on Monday, June 17. The presentation will take place from
6-8 p.m. in The Grove Recital Hall at the WVC Music and Art Center. This event is
free and open to the public. Registration is not required. This event is presented
in partnership with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, the Criminal Justice Training
Center and the North Central Educational Service District.
Parker is the mother of Emilie Parker, one of the 20 children who died tragically in the Sandy Hook School shootings on December 14, 2012. In the wake of the shooting, Parker was moved to engage parents in securing the safety of their children in school. Parker will share her personal story and recount the lessons learned in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School tragedy. She will share how she has chosen to help school communities improve safety in honor of her daughter and in memory of the other 19 children and six teachers who died in the shootings.
After the Sandy Hook School shooting, Parker became an active member of the Newtown Public Schools’ Safety Committee and has become passionate about school security and safety, as well as traveling, listening and learning in school communities across the United States. Parker graduated from Weber State University in her hometown of Ogden, Utah. She is co-founder of The Emilie Parker Art Connection, which supports art programs for kids across the country, and the author of the book “An Unseen Angel, a Memoir of Faith, Hope, and Healing.”
Parker will also be presenting for free at the Confluence Technology Center on Monday from 1-3:30 p.m. Attendees must register to attend this afternoon event.
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