Bullying Prevention Part Two

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Bullying Prevention Part Two

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State Laws and Expectations

A majority of states have introduced bullying prevention laws; All school staff should know the laws and should observe the relevant school district rules, policies, and procedures. Moreover; pertinent sections of the documents should be included in the staff handbook.


Keeping good records on the efforts relating to bullying prevention, and intervention should be included in the duties and responsibilities of all teachers. Staff members should sign an agreement that they have the information about practices, policies, procedures and state laws.

Substitute teachers and support staff members need to be encouraged to report and document incidents amounting to intimidation and harassment. When possible, staff members outside the teaching profession should take part in bullying prevention professional development activities.

Staff members should actively engage in the general acceptance of the best practices as part of bullying prevention efforts.  Supervisory duties should occur with due diligence, and officials need to be alerted in case of inappropriate behavior indication.

Practical written plans should be given out to help staff with supervision parameters. Within the school, all staff levels should communicate with one another when there is suspicion of student victimization.

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    The current project manager for the Atlanta K-12 Design Challenge, Laurie Kimbrel is an educator with many years’ experience. Before undertaking this position in 2015, Kimbrel served as Superintendent of the Tamalpais Union High School District in Larkspur, California, where she oversaw 4,200 students, 435 staff members, and managed a $63 million budget. Among other achievements under Laurie Kimbrel’s tenure, the district implemented a leadership model that formed Professional Learning Communities designed to augment teacher effectiveness through shared assessment data.

    Kimbrel holds a bachelor of science in music and business from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. She also received a master of science in special education from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and completed her education with leadership-based doctoral studies at Loyola University in Chicago.

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    Loyola University Chicago - Doctorate, Curriculum & Instruction

    National Louis University, Certificate of Advanced Study, Educational Leadership

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    It's a Man's World: How to Achieve Success as a Woman in High School District, AASA Women in Leadership Conference, 2013

    How to Run a Clean Construction Program, California School Board Convention, 2012

    A Transition Success Story: California School Boards Association Conference, 2009

    Program Growth and High Achievement: College Board National Conference, 2008

    Building Leadership Capacity through Effective Staffing Planning, Illinois Association of Personnel Administrators Conference, 2008

    Improving Student Achievement: Illinois NCLB Conference, 2007

    Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations: Lake County Personnel Administrators Conference, 2007

    The Impact of Proactive Classroom Management, Doctoral Dissertation, Loyola University, 2002

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