Montana Safe Schools Center (MSSC)
The Jeremy Bullock Memorial Trust and the Montana Safe Schools Center are partnering together for this year’s 2022 Safe Schools Summit to continue the mission of improving school safety by ensuring all children have a positive and safe learning environment in which to thrive. The work of the Montana Safe Schools Center directly aligns with the mission and vision of the Summit to provide relevant professional development to K-12 schools in Montana. By doing this, we aim to meet the needs of those that teach, support, protect, counsel and inspire our youth today. The Jeremy Bullock Safe Schools Summit provides a collaborative, supportive, and engaging Summit experience that focuses on school safety topics that are relevant to current school needs. Developing a community of practice highlights the importance of the Summit as a gathering space to learn together and work towards creating a community of safety.
The University of Montana’s Safe Schools Center was endorsed by the Superintendent of Montana’s Office Public Instruction in 2005, and approved by the Montana University System Board of Regents in 2006. Our organization has been working on numerous school safety grants and initiatives since 1999. Our current director Dr. Emily Sallee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling.
The Montana Safe Schools Center’s (MSSC) mission is to provide outreach regarding school safety; all-hazards management; suicide; bullying; emergency and crisis prevention; mitigation; response and recovery; and internet safety in early childhood programs, P/K-12 and institutes of higher education. We provide training, research and professional development services to schools and communities across Montana and the U.S.