Making a difference in school safety for America's students in public schools is a challenge. It is necessary to address the basic fundamental of acquiring a safety attitude before entering into the complexities of attaining a decent education. The foundation for developing and implementing safety practices is documented by an educator with 47 years of experience in America's public schools; serving the final 11 years as Director of Safe and Secure Schools. Dr. Clarence Johnson paints a picture of the guidelines that must be in place in a safe and secure school environment. You can read and follow his guidelines in Protecting America's Students at School.
After teaching junior high school mathematics for 10 years; serving as a high school counselor for two years; serving as a secondary assistant principal for 10 years; serving as a junior college site-supervisor for four years; and serving as a high school principal for 14 years, Dr. Clarence Johnson was promoted to Director of Safe and Secure Schools . As Safe and Secure Schools Director for 11 years, he provided leadership that elevated his school district of 60,000 students and 8,000 employees to the #1 rating in fire safety practices in Harris County, Houston, Texas. The fire marshal rated all county schools in his school district with "no violations" during the official fire safety inspections for two consecutive years. Dr.Clarence Johnson retired on November 30, 2011.