November 2015, Volume 19, Number 5

Academics

Armando Sotero speaking to audience
Officer Armando Sotero of Miami-Dade Schools Police was one of the speakers at a School of Education panel on school safety.

Partners in Safety

With school safety an essential and ever more important requirement for pre-service teachers, MDC’s School of Education recently partnered up with the College’s School of Justice for a panel discussion on school safety for interns.

Panelists with years of experience in law enforcement in Miami and public schools covered important topics: Cmdr. Manuel Arrebola of Miami-Dade Schools Police discussed emergency management and active shooter responses; MDC Professor Selena Respass addressed bullying and cyberbullying; Officer Armando Sotero touched on substance abuse; and Sgt. Robin Starks focused on teen dating and violence, and human trafficking.

The successful event will be repeated each semester to produce a steady stream of excellent teachers equipped with the tools to help navigate school safety issues.

— MR


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