Iowa Pride Network & Iowa Department of Education Invited to Help Develop National Strategy for Reducing & Ending Bullying
Ryan Roemerman, Executive Director of Iowa Pride Network and Amy J. Williamson, Education Program Consultant with the Iowa Department of Education, co-presented on strategies to help schools implement safe school laws with fidelity.
“We’re proud to be invited to participate in the summit and for the opportunity to highlight
’s pioneering work regarding safe school policy,” stated Roemerman. Iowa
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan kicked off the two day summit along with the department’s Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools Kevin Jennings and Assistant Secretary for the Office for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali.
Administrator Mary Wakefield of the Health Resources and Services Administration; Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin; Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli; other representatives from the U.S. departments of Justice (DOJ), Agriculture (USDA), Defense (DOD) and Interior (DOI); superintendents; researchers; corporate leaders; community partners; and students also attended the summit.
You may review Willamson and Roemerman’s presentation by following this link:
(Williamson begins at the 2 hour, 28 minute mark followed by Roemerman)