A Discussion About the
School Safety and Security Committee
Video Length | 27:46
Recorded | March 2023
In this inaugural Learning Lab episode, host Celina Bley sits down with Paul Batchelder, Director of Life, Safety, and Emergency Preparedness in New Caney ISD, to discuss the key role the district's School Safety and Security Committee plays in safety and security planning, implementation, and assessment.
Paul Batchelder is currently the Director of Life, Safety, and Emergency Preparedness at New Caney ISD. Paul
has been with New Caney for 15 years where he started his career as a high school science teacher. Paul...
completed FEMA/TDEM training to become a lead instructor for intermediate and advanced level incident command
FEMA courses. Paul also serves as a mentor to safety and emergency management professionals who are new to the
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Learning Lab Host
Celina Bley, Ph.D.
Dr. Celina Bley is the Associate Director of Training and Education at the Texas School Safety Center, located
at Texas State University. She started at the Center in February 2019 and brings with her 18 years of district
administrator experience in the Central Texas... area. She began in
the field as a Communications Director and
worked her way up to Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations which included school safety for a 6A
District. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Education in the field of Adult, Professional and Community
Education from Texas State University. Dr. Bley received her Master of Arts in Adult and Developmental
and her Bachelor of Arts in German.
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Podcast Produced By: Brian Clason, Program Manager of Curriculum & Instruction