2021 Conference: Robin Shusko Presents “Promoting a Positive Safety Culture Within Educational Settings”
A strong, positive safety culture is a critical core value of many educational institutions and is also a reflection of the academic administrators, faculty, and students within an educational institution. When a culture of safety is promoted and actively practiced, it imparts a sense of confidence and caring for all employees as well as the entire community. Presenter Robin Shusko will provide guidance, recommendations, and an overview for strengthening and promoting a positive safety culture.
Ms. Shusko is a retired Montgomery County Police Officer (Maryland). She spent most of her career assigned to the patrol division, but also had opportunities to work in community special projects, financial crimes, and district investigations. One of her passions was serving as a Field Training Officer, and it was during these experiences with new recruits that she became interested in teaching beyond the police department. Robin considers herself a lifelong learner, so it was no surprise that, following her retirement, she sought employment in Higher Ed.
Ms. Shusko earned a B.S. in Psychology from Frostburg State University (MD), an M.A. in Psychology (Human Sciences) from Hood College (MD), an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from Marymount University (VA), and an M.S. in Learning Design and Technology from University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). She is currently working on a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D).
In 2007, Robin joined the Universities at Shady Grove, University of Maryland as an adjunct instructor with Criminal Justice. She subsequently added University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), Frederick Community College (FCC) (MD), and George Mason University (VA), to her list of adjunct teaching experience. Her main areas of instruction are Forensic Psychology, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, and Corrections, as well as various Psychology courses.
Ms. Shusko currently serves as the Director of College Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness at Frederick Community College, and continues to teach as her schedule allows. Robin lives in Maryland, and enjoys traveling, church activities, and spending time with her three daughters.
Education Administrators, Teachers, School Psychologists/Guidance Counselors, School Resource Officers (SROs), Law Enforcement, Local/State Emergency Managers, Fusion Center Analysts, Crisis Intervention Units, Counselors & Mental Health Specialists, School Social Workers, School Safety Professionals, and other school safety stakeholders interested in attending Robin Shusko’s presentation should register for the July 2021 MCSS School Safety Summer Conference at http://conference2021.safeschoolsmd.org/.