Principal Recovery Network

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.


Michael Bennett Michael Bennett*
former assistant principal
Columbia High School
East Greenbush, NY
Elizabeth Brown Elizabeth Brown*
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
Denise Fredericks Denise Fredericks*
Townville Elementary School
Townville, SC
Patricia Greer Patricia Greer*
Marshall County High School
Marshall County, KY
Warman Hall Warman Hall*
Aztec High School
Aztec, NM
Jake Heibel Jake Heibel*
Great Mills High School
Great Mills, MD

Greg Johnson Greg Johnson*
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*
Lee’s Summit North High School
Lee’s Summit, MO
George Roberts George Roberts*
former principal
Perry Hall High School
Baltimore, MD
Michael Sedlak Michael Sedlak*
former assistant principal
Chardon High School
Chardon, OH
Ty Thompson Ty Thompson*
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Parkland, FL
Stacey Ting-Senini Stacey Ting-Senini*
Sparks Middle School
Sparks, NV

*Founding Member

In the News

Press Release

Principals of Schools with Shootings Create Network for Mutual Support, Outreach, and Advocacy (NASSP)

Media Coverage

“When Does It Get Back To Normal? It Doesn’t”: Columbine’s Former Principal Calls His Peers After School Shootings To Counsel Them (Buzzfeed)

Principals from schools with shootings form support network (Associated Press)

‘They’re Not Alone.’ Principals Who Endured School Shootings Form Support Group (TIME)

Principals From Schools with Shootings Form Support Group (HLN Headline News)

20 Years After Columbine Principals From Network to Cope With Shootings (EdWeek)

Principals Helping Principals: 20 Year After Columbine Shooting, School Leaders Form ‘Recovery Network’ to Support Others Confronted by Tragedy (The 74)

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: