Safe Schools and Colleges Forum

MSBA’s Center for Education Safety

2021 Safe Schools and Colleges Forum

Thursday, November 4, 2021  |  Kansas City, MO  |  Cost: $100

Get the latest information and guidance on school safety issues.  This forum is designed to provide information for those who govern and work in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, as well as law enforcement officials and others working with MSBA member districts.

The forum is now being held the day before the MSBA Annual Conference to allow entire safety teams – including school board members, superintendents and central office staff – to attend with school safety staff.

Thursday, November 4 

Forum Agenda

8:15 – 8:30 am Welcome
8:30 – 9:30 am Opening Session
Pornography & Violence: A K-12 Personnel Guide
Presenter: Amber Morczek, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Nevada State College
9:45 – 10:45 am Internet Crimes Against Children
Presenter: Bob O’Neal, Forensic Examiner, St. Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Sgt. Kile Bay, ICAC Task Force, St. Charles County Sheriff’s Office
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Arkansas School Safety Cyber Teams
Presenter: Ray Girdler, Director of Data Use and Privacy, Arkansas Department of Education
12:00 – 1:30 pm General Session and Luncheon
Featuring: Michele Gay, Co-Founder, Safe and Sound Schools
Presentation of Heroes Among Us Award
1:30 – 2:30 pm #ICANHELP-Digital Wellness
Presenter: Kim Karr, Co-Founder, #ICANHELP
2:45 – 3:45 pm Social Media Monitoring
Presenter: Lynn Weber, Regional Sales Manager, Bark for Schools
4:00 – 5:00 pm K-12 Cyber Security Awareness Roundtable
Facilitator: Infragard
5:00 – 5:15 pm Closing Remarks and Adjournment

November 5 and 6 – Continuing Education at the MSBA Annual Conference
(Additional $250 registration fee)

Continue your professional development by joining us at the MSBA Annual Conference with Safety focused content.

Role of School Safety Coordinator/Director
Indoor Air Quality : What Administrators Need to Know
Emerging Trends Are Creating a Perfect Storm
Adverse Childhood Experiences and How They Impact Student Learning
Student Safety Initiatives


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The conference venue will observe health advisories in place at the time of the event, including physical distancing protocol, if necessary.  We need to work together to ensure the safety of our children and ourselves.

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November 4 Guest Speakers

Amber Morczek, Ph.D.

Dr. Amber Morczek is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at NSC.

Dr. Morczek’s scholarship focuses on two main areas: violence against women and institutional corrections. Her research has been published in the following journals: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, the International Journal of Cyber Criminology, Sexuality & Culture, and Crisis Line Training Guide ­– a comprehensive crisis intervention resource for Sexual Assault Service Providers in the state of Colorado. Dr. Morczek has also provided lectures, workshops, and webinars for the following local, state, and federal agencies: Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Battered Women’s Justice Project, Latino Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Washington State Department of Corrections.

Kim Karr


Kim was a middle school teacher for 13 years and co-founder of #ICANHELP in 2013. She is a leading motivational speaker, curriculum developer, and leadership trainer. Kim is continuously working to make the world a better place and empower youth. She guides and supports our student internship program and has big plans for the future of #ICANHELP and Digital4Good! Kim is excited to work side-by-side with students to be stronger together and lead them to new opportunities greater than they could have imagined!