Founded in April 2019, the NASSP Principal Recovery Network (PRN) is a national network of current and former school leaders who have experienced gun violence tragedies in their buildings. Together, the PRN seeks to assist principals in the immediate aftermath of a crisis and well beyond. PRN members reach out directly to their colleagues to provide much-needed support, share the combined wisdom of their experience with the larger principal community through various outlets, assist schools during recovery, and advocate for national school safety enhancements and violence prevention programs.

Members

Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett*
former assistant principal
Columbia High School
East Greenbush, NY

Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Brown*
principal
Forest High School
Ocala, FL

Frank DeAngelis

Frank DeAngelis*
former principal
Columbine High School
Columbine, CO

Lauren Ford

Lauren Ford*
former principal
Procter R. Hug High School
Reno, NV

Andy Fetchik

Andy Fetchik*
former principal
Chardon High School
Chardon, OH

Andy Fetchik

Denise Fredericks*
principal
Townville Elementary School
Townville, SC

Kathleen Gombos

Kathleen Gombos
principal
Sandy Hook Elementary School
Sandy Hook, CT

Patricia Greer

Patricia Greer*
principal
Marshall County High School
Marshall County, KY

Warman Hall

Warman Hall*
principal
Aztec High School
Aztec, NM

Jake Heibel

Jake Heibel*
principal
Great Mills High School
Great Mills, MD

Matthew Hicks

Matthew Hicks
former assistant principal
Noblesville West Middle School
Noblesville, IN

Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson*
principal
West Liberty-Salem High School
West Liberty, OH

Andy McGill

Andy McGill*
assistant principal
West Liberty-Salem High School
West Liberty, OH

Kevin Lein

Kevin Lein*
former principal
Harrisburg High School
Harrisburg, SD

Jeff Meisenheimer

Jeff Meisenheimer*
principal
Lee’s Summit North High School
Lee’s Summit, MO

George Roberts

George Roberts*
former principal
Perry Hall High School
Baltimore, MD

Ryan Rollinger

Ryan Rollinger
principal
Harrisburg High School
Harrisburg, SD

Michael Sedlak

Michael Sedlak*
former assistant principal
Chardon High School
Chardon, OH

Ty Thompson

Ty Thompson*
principal
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Parkland, FL

Stacey Ting-Senini

Stacey Ting-Senini*
principal
Sparks Middle School
Sparks, NV

*Founding Member


Events

Leading After a School Shooting: A Principal’s Role in Recovery, Healing, and Prevention

February 12, 2020, 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET
Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

At this free PRN event, administrators discussed their stories, lessons learned through tragedy, and recommendations for congressional action to support schools impacted by gun violence and prevent future tragedies. This event was livestreamed on Facebook.

In the News

From NASSP

Principal Recovery Network Briefs Congress on Capitol Hill
February 26, 2020 • NASSP

Principals of Schools With Shootings Create Network for Mutual Support, Outreach, and Advocacy
April 9, 2019 • NASSP

Media Coverage

2020

6 Lessons Principals Learned in the Wake of School Shootings
February 13, 2020 • Education Dive

School Leaders Who Survived Shootings Plead for More Funds for Recovery
February 12, 2020 • Politico

Teacher Unions, Gun-Control Advocates Urge Changes to Active-Shooter Drills, Citing Student Trauma
February 11, 2020 • Washington Post

2019

20 Years After Columbine, Principals Form Network to Cope With Shootings
April 21, 2019 • The 74

20 Years After Columbine Principals From Network to Cope With Shootings
April 16, 2019 • EdWeek

Principals From Schools With Shootings Form Support Network
April 10, 2019 • Associated Press

“When Does It Get Back To Normal? It Doesn’t”: Columbine’s Former Principal Calls His Peers After School Shootings to Counsel Them
April 8, 2019 • Buzzfeed

Contact Us

If you are a principal or assistant principal who had a shooting in your school and are interested in joining the PRN, a member of the press who would like to speak with a PRN member, or if you would like more information about the PRN and its work, contact us here:

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