Loudoun County, Va. (September 10, 2014) – “School Safety: How to Combat Bullying and More” will be the topic of the first meeting of the Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents (LEAP) for the 2014-15 school year.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, in the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) School Administrative Offices, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn.
The panelists for September 10 will be:
- Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Safety and Security Supervisor,
Suzanne Devlin, who will discuss the “If You See Something, Say Something” program.
- Suzanne Jimenez, LCPS director of student services, will speak about bullying prevention.
- John Lody, LCPS director of diagnostic and prevention services, and Nick Gentile, M.A., LPC, president, Potomac Psychological Center. Will speak about suicide prevention.
LCPS Superintendent Dr. Eric Williams will present an update on issues facing the school system.
LEAP is a non-partisan network that promotes interaction between parents, teachers, School Board members and members of the Loudoun County Public Schools administrative team. LEAP meetings provide a forum for the discussion and sharing of common educational concerns and ideas. Each two-hour program features a panel discussion on topics of interest to parents and members of the community-at-large.
Each LCPS school elects two delegates from its PTA or PTO to attend LEAP meetings. In addition, the meetings are open to all parents of LCPS students and members of the public.
LEAP was founded in 1989 with 20th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Thomas D. Horne serving as its first president.