Links to Podcasts Featuring Gary L. Sigrist, Jr.

The Harris County Department of Education’s Center for Safe and Secure Schools “Take Care Tuesday” podcast series. The podcasts are centered around one topic and our guests are local, state, national and international school safety experts. We will introduce this podcast series in short segments, keeping it short and relevant. We are breaking down important and sometimes difficult topics into more manageable information segments. Our topics are all based on school safety information where teachers can teach and students can learn.

Layers of School Safety with Gary L. Sigrist, Jr. (part 1 of 2)

Gary L. Sigrist, Jr is a nationally known speaker, consultant and expert on emergency preparedness. His career spans for more than 30 years as an educator, administrator and police officer. He retired from a large school district in Ohio where he served as a School Safety Director. Sigrist’s background in both education and law enforcement gives him a unique perspective on safety and preparedness. On this episode Gary Sigrist shares some of his knowledge and experience about what he calls the layers of school safety. In this episode we will discuss 3 of the 5 layers: Planning, Training and Exercises.

Layers of School Safety with Gary L. Sigrist, Jr. (part 2 of 2)

This episode is a continuation of our conversation with Gary Sigrist, the CEO of Safeguard Risk Solutions, which is a national known organization that serves the safety needs of schools. In this episode we continue our discussion of the five layers of school safety. In the first episode we discussed: emergency managment, planning, training, drills and exercises. In this second episode we talk about: hardware/ software and creating a positive school climate to keep our students and staff safe.