Jaclyn Schildkraut is a speaker working with Kirkland Productions through Safe & Sound Schools.
Jaclyn Schildkraut is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Oswego and an internationally recognized expert on the topics of mass shootings and school safety. She is the co-author of Mass Shootings: Media, Myths, and Realities and Columbine, 20 Years Later and Beyond: Lessons from Tragedy, and has published articles in numerous academic journals. Schildkraut’s research has been featured by media outlets worldwide and she also regularly consults with school districts on emergency preparedness and safety protocols. A former resident of Parkland, FL, Schildkraut earned her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and Master’s degree in Applied Sociology, both from the University of Central Florida, as well as her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Texas State University. She blends her professional experience with her personal connection to tragedy with the goal of helping to keep communities and schools across the nation safe.
Jaclyn Schildkraut has previously spoken for:
Syracuse City School District (NY)
Orchard Park Central School District (NY)
National Association of Pupil Transportation
Skaneateles Central School District (NY)
Hobart and William Smith College (NY)
Emory Law School (GA)
Washington University School of Law (MO)
State of Nevada Governor’s School Safety Task Force (NV)
American Freedom Alliance
Marymount University (VA)
Syracuse University (NY)
Standley Lake High School (CO)
Weedsport Junior/Senior High School (NY)
American Psychological Association
School Safety and Securitization in an Age of Mass Shootings
In the aftermath of high-profile school shootings including Columbine, Sandy Hook, and most recently Parkland, school security continues to be a booming industry, with expenditures topping $2.7 billion in 2017 alone. In this session, we will provide a brief historical overview of school and mass shootings in the U.S., then examine security-based responses to such events. The perceived versus real effectiveness of varying technologies offered in response to episodes of mass violence, such as metal detectors, bulletproof products, and armed security personnel, also will be explored.
Columbine, 20 Years Later and Beyond: What Have We Learned?
The events of April 20, 1999 forever changed American culture and perceptions of safety in schools. Now, 20 years later, many lessons have been learned from the Columbine shooting that have helped to save lives; at the same time, however, there still is more work to be done. In this session, we consider how Columbine reshaped the narrative about school safety and security, as well as the long-term implications of such a discussion. Issues such as law enforcement responses, threat assessment, and school securitization also will be considered
Following the mass shooting in Parkland, FL on February 14, 2018, we set out to educate and inform our members and start an ongoing dialogue about the role they play as student transportation professionals in their local communities. As one of the nation’s leading researchers on the topic, Dr. Schildkraut was the perfect presenter to lead us through this difficult and nuanced conversation. Her presentations are thoughtful, engaging, and passionate; our members are still talking about her webinar and conference session!