National Council of
School Safety Directors

School Safety Directors are guides on the Path to Safer Schools.

The National Council of School Safety Directors (NCSSD), is the first, and only program created to establish a national standard, certification, advocacy, and continuing education for School Safety Directors.

Recognizing the utmost importance of safeguarding our schools, the NCSSD is committed to fostering a collaborative environment where leaders in school safety can work together to advance the field and protect the well-being of students, faculty, and staff.

If you're a current, past, or future School Safety Director, join us.

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Create a future where schools are free from violence, guided by our leadership in school safety. We strive to be the foremost authority, promoting best practices and advocating relentlessly for safe, educational environments that inspire confidence and well-being for the school community.


Establish and maintain the premier national certification standards for professional competency among school safety directors. Through leadership in compiling and promoting best practices, we empower schools to cultivate a strong and enduring safety culture. Furthermore, we collaborate with government officials to enhance school safety and elevate the position and influence of school safety directors nationwide.


We uphold the highest standards of professionalism and competency in school safety and security, striving for excellence in all aspects of our work.

We operate with integrity, honesty, and transparency in all our interactions and decisions, maintaining the trust of our stakeholders and the community.

We believe in the power of collaboration and partnership, working closely with stakeholders and government officials to achieve shared goals in school safety.

We embrace innovation and continuous improvement, seeking new approaches to enhance school safety practices and standards.

Leadership Committee

Jason Stoddard


Charles County Public Schools

Director of Safety & Security

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Mike Matranga

NCSSD Vice Chair

Houston, TX

Former SSD Houston Area

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Bruce Canal

Orange County Public Schools

Director of Security (Ret)

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Brandon Rhone

North Penn School District

Coordinator of Safe Schools

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Guy Grace

Littleton Public Schools

Director of Security & Emergency Planning (ret)

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Danielle Stevens

Lake Zurich CUSD

Director of Safety & Security

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Travis Forrester

Greenville County Schools

Director of Security, Safety & Emergency Preparedness

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Ron Self

Little Rock School District

Director of Safety, Security & Risk Management

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Jill Renihan

Hernando County School District

Director of Safe Schools

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Kelly Moore

Santa Barbara Unified School District

Safety Coordinator (ret)

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Mark Lomax

George School

Director of Campus Safety

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Guy Bliesner

Idaho State Board of Education

School Safety & Security Analyst

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